Approval for Outdoor Dining in a Public Place - Cumberland 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

To be eligible for this approval you will need to provide details such as the location of the premises and any relevant Development Consents or Construction Certificates for any structures that you intend to erect.

The minimum public liability insurance indemnity for this approval is $10,000,000.

Please consult directly with the Council for information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.


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 $216.50

Fee is applicable to any commercial licence application. Not for Profit applications are exempted from this fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Application All $320.00

Council owned and maintained structure per square metre per annum. This fee is only applicable where council owns and maintains a covered structure within which the dining is made available. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Application All $46.50

All other outdoor dining areas per square metre per annum. Fee is payable on a per square metre of outdoor dining space. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Miscellaneous All -

Further fees will apply according to location. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information. Fees for 2021-22.


Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 New South Wales

Administering agency

Cumberland 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

Cumberland Council

New South Wales
Operating address: 16 Memorial Avenue
Merrylands, New South Wales 2160
Operating address: 1 Susan Street
Auburn, New South Wales 2144
Mailing address: PO BOX 42
Merrylands, New South Wales 2160
Phone: 02 8757 9000
Fax: 02 9055 3301
Website: Cumberland Council (Opens in new window)