Road Occupancy Licence - Non Developmental and Special Events - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct an activity or special event on a state road that may affect the operational flow of the road network and may require closure of traffic lanes. This does not include modifications to road assets.

Examples of relevant activities include:

  • building construction
  • oversize vehicle movements
  • landscaping or maintenance that may impact traffic flow
  • use of cranes
  • utility maintenance (such as gas, water, communications, and electricity).

Examples of special events include:

  • parades
  • marches
  • sporting events such as car rallies, large bike rides
  • fun-runs and marathons.

Filming may also be considered a special event. Please note that special events require multiple agency involvement and special traffic management arrangements.

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 licence you must:

  • hold adequate Public Liability Insurance policy
  • provide any other details (such as plans) that may be required
  • undertake a risk assessment of the activities described in the road occupancy application
  • submit the required online application through the Online Planned Incident System (OPLINC).

Traffic Management Plans must be prepared by a person in possession of a current Select / Modify Traffic Plans qualification or higher. Please note that a filming application has additional requirements.


For the duration of the event preparation and activities. If activities cannot go ahead at the times approved on a licence, because of weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you may reapply for an extension.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Road Occupancy Manual - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Roads Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Approval time

Between 2 weeks to 4 months for a filming application. 10 working days for all other activities.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Roads and Maritime Services

Road Services

Contact details

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