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Permit to Carry On a Business or Conduct an Event in a Reserve, Park, Car Park, Road or Public Place - Sorell Council - Tasmania


You will need this permit if you intend to carry on a business in a public place. This includes to sell, hawk, lease, hire, or offer for sale, or give away any:

  • article or thing, except on the occasion of a public event
  • chair or seat
  • food or drink
  • goods, chattels or property
  • land, goods, chattels or property.

You will also need this permit if you intend to:

  • conduct an event
  • place furniture in a reserve for the purposes of outdoor dining
  • carry on a business, profession, trade, performance or occupation, whether for financial reward or consideration or not
  • set up, place, keep, maintain or park a stall or other structure for the disposal of flowers, fruit, provisions, refreshments and articles of any description.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the council to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $244.50

Public event. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Conduct trade or commerce fees:

  • per day - $244.50
  • per month - $305.00
  • per annum - $630.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $62.00

Public places permit not otherwise specified. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Street stall fees:

  • per month - $94.00
  • per annum - $630.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $55.50

Temporary mobile food business vans and stalls (per day, or part thereof). Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Public Places Policy 2019 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 Tasmania

Local law(s) name

Public Places By-Law 1 2015

Administering agency

Sorell Council

Contact details

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