Footpath usage/obstruction permit (Rockhampton) - Queensland


You may need to obtain a permit to use or obstruct the footpath with scaffolding, machinery and skip bins in the Rockhampton Region.

Service type


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


Council determines the length of this permit.


Rockhampton Regional Council's fees and charges are available on the council website, or contact council to determine applicable fees.

Local law(s) name

Rockhampton Regional Council - Local Law 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads)

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Additional information

A permit may be granted under the following conditions:

  • you do not place the stall in the immediate vicinity of a shop selling similar products
  • you situate the stall so that no undue obstruction of pedestrian traffic occurs
  • you set specific hours of operation
  • you keep noise at an acceptable level without detriment to neighbouring properties
  • amplified noise, public address systems or loudhailers may be prohibited
  • you keep and leave the area in a clean and tidy condition
  • you display your permit and/or parking permit at the stall
  • you maintain a clear unobstructed corridor on the footway between the approved area and roadside kerb. (However, council may require a larger distance if it determines pedestrian traffic density requires an increased footway)
  • you ensure that all fixtures, fitting and devices placed on the footway are of sound construction and design and aesthetically acceptable to council, and you maintain these properly
  • you use the approved footpath area during normal business trading hours.

This permit does not apply to stalls where food is prepared or sold. A separate Temporary Food Stall Permit or Standing Stall Permit is available from council. You should check with council regarding specific requirements.

Administering agency

Rockhampton Regional Council

Contact details

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

Rockhampton Regional Council

Operating address: Rockhampton Office
232 Bolsover Street
Queensland 4700
Operating address: Gracemere Office
1 Ranger Street
Operating address: Mount Morgan Office
32 Hall Street
Mount Morgan Q 4714
Mailing address: PO BOX 1860
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700
Phone: 1300225577
Fax: 1300225579
Website: Rockhampton Regional Council (Opens in new window)