Approval to use public areas and roads - Brisbane City Council - Queensland


You will need this approval to undertake activities on public land and roads. This includes activities such as:

  • depositing goods or materials
  • conducting commercial activities on public parks, reserves and venues
  • holding a public place activity, excluding the operation of a temporary entertainment event.

A public place activity can refer to any of the following:

  • placing a display or information booth
  • conducting a social gathering or meeting of more than 50 people
  • exercising a right of occupation and use of a specified part of a council area by an incorporated association
  • conducting a street parade, festival, fundraiser, vintage car display, novelty vehicle race or training event.

If you require development approval and receive approval for your activities on public land as part of that approval process, you will not need to obtain a separate approval.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Certain conditions may be placed on your approval, such as:

  • making periodic payments to the council or local authority
  • making facilities installed under the approval available for use by the public at specified times or other specified periods
  • taking specified precautions to protect the safety of persons who enter the land subject to the approval
  • proper maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • holding specified public liability insurance cover.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

You can find further park fees here.

Apply Application All $185.90 Park booking fee for each site each hour or part therof. Fees for 2022-23
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Commercial health, well-being and life skills activities, classes, training, programs (such as personal and fitness training, outdoor sport and recreation activities, animal training, outdoor education) with more than 10 participants:

  • annual fee - $1237.85
  • monthly fee (or parth thereof) - $124.20.
You do not need to pay any fees if your session has up to 10 participants. Fees for 2022-23
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Commercial events such as markets, exhibitions and ticketed events with:

  • up to 100 attendees - $431.65
  • 101 to 500 attendees - $672.25
  • 501 to 2000 attendees - $937.50
  • more than 2000 attendees - $1,218.75.

Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Application process


To apply you will need to complete the relevant application form and submit it to council with the appropriate fee.

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Contact details

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