Public Unleased Land Permit - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You must apply for this permit to if you intend to undertake an activity on public unleased land. Public unleased land is unleased territory land:

  • That the public is entitled to use; or
  • Is open to, or used by, the public.

You will require a permit if you intend to undertake an activity that excludes some, or all, members of the public from using the land. This permit authorises you to use stated public unleased land at a specified time for a specified activity.

You will require this permit for:

  • Placing tables and chairs on the footpath outside a cafe for outdoor dining;
  • Placing a construction skip on a footpath;
  • Placing a charity collection bin on a footpath;
  • Holding markets on unleased land;
  • Holding a wedding in a park;
  • Holding a concert in a park; and
  • Parking a car in a park.

You will also require this permit if you intend to carry on a business as a hawker. A hawker is someone who operates an itinerant business selling goods or services in a public place. Please be aware that your permit may be subject to conditions (for example, a financial assurance condition may be imposed if the activity will cause serious of material damage to the land).

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must apply in writing providing:

  • The land you intend to use;
  • The times that you intend to use the land;
  • The particular activity you intend to use the land for; and
  • Your personal details, or for corporations each influential persons personal details.

You must also provide:

  • A location plan clearly showing the location, boundaries and dimensions of the land including the position of the intended activity; or
  • If the activity involves placing tables and chairs for an outdoor eating or drinking place a professionally drafted location plan.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Public Unleased Land Permit - Online (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for an Outdoor Dining Permit (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application to use a Public Place Made Under Section 45 of the Public Unleased Land Act 2013 - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Public Unleased Land Act 2013 ACT

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Land Use Unit

City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

Transport Canberra and City Services

Operating address: 2 Elimatta Street
Reid, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6205 8794
Fax: 02 6207 7133
Email: publiclanduse@act.gov.au