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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


We welcome the life and colour buskers bring to the local area, from playing music, singing and dancing to all sorts of performances that entertain the public. If you are a busker, this section provides the key information you need to get busking in central Sydney and surrounds.

Holding outdoor events

You can apply to hold temporary events and wedding ceremonies or book a sports event at one of our parks and open spaces.

Filming and photography permits

Film and camera crews may need permits to operate in parts of the city.

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.


The City's markets policy 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.

Late trading businesses

Unlicensed businesses

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.


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