Permit to Establish an Outdoor Dining Facility - Launceston City Council - Tasmania


You will need this permit if you intend to operate a food or beverage business and propose to place, erect or construct furniture or goods outside your premises on a footpath, road or reserve or any other public place to encourage outdoor street dining.

Furniture includes but is not limited to:

  • tables
  • chairs
  • umbrellas
  • screens
  • portable heaters
  • awnings
  • lighting
  • planter boxes.

Your local Council may have dimension requirements that must be maintained for pedestrian movement along the footpath.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to ensure you meet any insurance requirements outlined by your council.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Permit fees:

  • central CBD (the area bounded by Cimitiere, George, Charles and Yorks Streets) - per m2: $87.00
  • outer CBD (Launceston City area excluding the CBD) - per m2: $52.00
  • other minor areas - per m2: $25.00
  • district centres (the following shopping districts: Kingsmeadows, Mowbray, Newstead and Invermay) - per m2: $49.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All On-Street Dining Policy - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader On Street Dining: Guidelines and Specifications - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 Tasmania

Administering agency

Launceston City Council

Contact details

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