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Outdoor dining permit - Quilpie Shire Council - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to offer dining on the public footpath outside your food premises. You may need this permit if you intend to operate sidewalk cafes, takeaway food stores or convenience stores with tables and chairs.

You must ensure there is a clear pedestrian thoroughfare when planning your outdoor dining activity.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may need a planning approval in relation to the activity or use of the land. This is in addition to the rules listed in the local laws.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Any ongoing eligibility requirements in addition to the local laws will be listed with the issuance of the approval.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Local law(s) name

Local Law 1 (Administration) 2012

Subordinate Local Law 1.2 (Commercial Use of Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2012

Application process


Application process:

  • Submit your outdoor dining application and plans using the approved form.
  • Your application will be processed within the legislative or agreed time frame.
  • Your council or local authority may inspect the premises before making a decision.
  • When your application is approved, you can commence business in accordance with the approved conditions.

Lodgement process


To assess the suitability of your premises, you are required to submit:

  • a plan of the layout to a suitable scale showing the intended location of tables, chairs and all other equipment
  • coloured photographs or brochures of the furniture, accessories, or fittings you intend to place on the footpath, as well as coloured photograph/s of the site frontage of the area.

Transfer process


If you intend to take over an existing outdoor dining activity you may apply for a search for information on the current outdoor dining activity and the conditions of approval. This process may require written permission from the vendor.

If you intend to make changes to an existing outdoor dining activity you must contact your council or local authority prior to commencing work.

Administering agency

Quilpie Shire Council

Contact details

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