Doing business with us

Doing business with us

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We provide a variety of essential services and opportunities for businesses in the city.

Follow the links below to find out what approvals you need for different activities, as well as our procedures and regulations for waste and other services.

Business regulations

Outdoor permits

Doing business in the city's public areas may involve applying for outdoor permits.

Filming and photography permits

The City of Sydney has a number of rules governing filming and photography.

Food and drink businesses

To operate in the city, food and drink businesses need to a pass a number of regulations.

Health and safety

Health and safety regulations ensure our city remains a great place to live, work and visit.

Sex industry premises

Special regulations cover operators in Sydney's sex-related industries.

Markets

The City's market policy and guide to setting up markets establishes a framework for the City to approve markets, which outlines to market operators the level of commitment needed and provides a step-by-step process to help new market operators.

Business responsibilities

Building maintenance

Keeping buildings in shape protects you, your customers and your neighbours. Keep an eye out for potential problems like structural damage, asbestos and potential fire hazards.

Business parking permits

Find out what permits you need for parking in the City of Sydney local area.

Rates

How to pay your business rates and what you get for your money.

Recycling & waste services

How to minimise the amount of waste and recycling your business produces and how to get it collected.

Traffic management

If your business affects traffic, there are some procedures you need to follow.

Last updated: Friday, 30 November 2018