Outdoor dining permit (Logan) - Queensland


A food business that provides tables, chairs or umbrellas on public land for outdoor dining requires a local law licence from council.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A copy of a certificate of currency for public liability insurance for a minimum amount of $10,000,000.00.



Licence is for one year.


All fees, including application and renewal fees, are listed on the application form.

Local law(s) name

Logan City Council - Local Law 12 (Council Property and other Public Places) 2003

Application process

You can obtain this permit by completing and submitting a Local Law Licence Application New Licence/Amendment/Transfer - Itinerant Food Vending/Outdoor Dining to Council.

You should also submit with your application a plan to scale or map of the outdoor area showing:

  • Layout of all street furniture
  • A clear unobstructed pedestrian corridor provided on the footpath (minimum width of 1.5m)
  • Area of the public place to be used for the outdoor dining including dimensions
  • Distances between the outdoor dining area and the associated food premises
  • The number, size and location of all tables, chairs, shade structures and/or goods or other equipment (i.e. outdoor heating units and braziers) to be used
  • The type and locaiton of any utility, service or infrastructure adjacent to the public place to be used for the outdoor dining
  • Any plants to be located in the public place used for the proposed outdoor dining
  • Locaiton of a physical barrier such as bolards or planter boxes between the carriageway
  • Location of the nearest sanitary facilities and their type.

Prior to submitting your application you should ensure the site has relevant Development Approval to prevent the application being delayed.

Application forms and information kits are available from Councils website.

Transfer process

You can transfer this licence.

Additional information

Pre-lodgement meetings: council provides a pre-lodgement meeting service.

To establish the viability of purchasing a business, it is strongly recommended that the potential purchaser apply for a Non Residential Property Information. This search may provide the potential purchaser with either a database report or inspection of the business for legal compliance pursuant to the relevant legislation.

Local Government Toolbox is an initiative of South East Queensland Councils, providing standardised information on a number of permits, licences, approvals and registrations. This information is available by following the links on the Logan City Council website.

Administering agency

Logan City Council

Contact details

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Logan City Council

Operating address: 150 Wembley Road
Logan Central, Queensland 4114
Mailing address: PO Box 3226
Logan City DC, Queensland 4114
Phone: 07 3412 3412
Fax: 07 3412 3444
Email: council@logan.qld.gov.au
Website: Logan City Council (Opens in new window)