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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 $260.00

Application fee for proposals to use path of footpath areas in commercial centres for alfresco dining.

Apply Licence All $65.00 Blacktown CBD (per square meter, per annum).
Apply Licence All $35.00 Other localities (per square meter, per annum).
Apply Miscellaneous All $785.00

Refundable bond for outdoor dining.

Renew Renewal All $258.00 -
Vary Duplicate Certificate All $33.00 -


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries Officer

Blacktown City Council

Operating address: 62 Flushcombe Road
Blacktown, New South Wales 2148
Mailing address: PO BOX 63
Blacktown, New South Wales 2148
Phone: 02 9839 6000
Fax: 02 9831 1961
Website: Blacktown City Council (Opens in new window)