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Goods on the Footpath

Businesses may request to display their goods for sale on the footpath directly in front of their business as a way of advertising.  Permission must be granted prior to placement of any goods or materials on the footpath to ensure suitability.

What are the costs?

There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $100 which must be paid upon submission of your application.  On approval of your application, Permit Fees will apply.  These will be negotiated depending on the activity and location required.

What do you need to know?

You must supply the following information:

  • A site plan of the area where the proposed goods on the footpath will be displayed, showing the following dimensions:
    • length of the business frontage
    • width of the footpath
    • location of the display in relation to the business frontage which must show the door opening width
    • length of the display and the depth of the display across the footpath
    • location of any other infrastructure, e.g. rubbish bins, power poles etc
    • distance from the kerb to the display

       Note: Refer to sample site plans below in ‘Other Helpful Information’

  • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance which covers the activity you are applying for on Local Government Land.  It must show the amount that is insured, the period of cover, who is insured and any exclusions to the policy.
    Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy.

Applications will be considered within five (5) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council. 


How to apply?

What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur within five (5) business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity which may include a site inspection

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions.  A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice.  Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198

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