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Approval for Outdoor Dining in a Public Place - Blacktown City Council - New South Wales


You need this approval to use a footpath for restaurant purposes, such as for alfresco dining. An alfresco dining area is an outside eating area adjoining a shop, cafe or restaurant where tables, chairs and other structures are provided for use by patrons while they are consuming food or drinks.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You need to provide details such as the location and any relevant development or construction consents.

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


As specified on the approval (not exceeding seven years)


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $297.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $150.00

Blacktown CBD (per square meter, per annum). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $80.00

Other localities (per square meter, per annum). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $895.00

Refundable bond for outdoor dining. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $297.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Duplicate Certificate All $38.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Outdoor Dining Policy - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 New South Wales

Additional information

If you plan on serving alcohol in your outdoor dining area you will need to submit a Development Application and pay the required fee.

Administering agency

Blacktown City Council

Contact details

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