Apply for a temporary full road closure

Temporarily close a full road for construction work (mobile crane, road works).

At least $1,750

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Temporary full road closure applicationPDF · 69.01 KB · Last modified
Deferred date application for a temporary full road closurePDF · 60.91 KB · Last modified

Fees, including GST

Standard

Application fee

Payable with the application. Non-refundable.

$1,750

Deferred date fee

Payable if closure date is changed. Non-refundable.

$960

Major road closure

Less than 4 hrs = 25%, 4 to less than 8 hrs = 50%, 8 to less than 12hrs = 75%, per block 12 to 24hrs = 100%, more than 24hrs = pro-rata (refer to list of major roads)

$1,910

per lane per day, per block

Minor road closure

Less than 4 hrs = 25%, 4 to less than 8 hrs = 50%, 8 to less than 12hrs = 75%, per block 12 to 24hrs = 100%, more than 24hrs = pro-rata (refer to list of major roads)

$960

per lane per day, per block

Mobile crane permit fee

$190

per standing

Before you start

Read the instructions and associated documents carefully before lodging your application form. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory. If your form contains incomplete information your approval could be delayed and you could incur further fees.

Follow these steps before completing the appropriate application form. Each document is available for download below, unless otherwise stated.

  1. Read the temporary road closure conditions.
  2. Review the fees and charges in the table (see above).
  3. Check the major roads list against the map of Council-controlled roads to make sure the street(s) in your application is governed by the City of Sydney.
  4. Provide a site specific traffic control plan in line with AS1742.3 requirements. The plan must be prepared by a Roads and Maritime Services certified designer for traffic control plans.
  5. Provide a traffic management plan for the proposed road closure.
  6. Read the example of a consultation letter to local residents and businesses and draft a similar letter of your own to include with your application (if applicable).
  7. Review the example of a temporary road closure advertisement and attach a draft relevant to your application (if applicable).
  8. Refer to the Local Pedestrian Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee meeting schedule to check the submission cut-off date for your application.
  9. Complete your application form together with one of the following where applicable:
Temporary full road closure applicationPDF · 69.01 KB · Last modified
Deferred date application for a temporary full road closurePDF · 60.91 KB · Last modified
Example of advertisementPDF · 94.46 KB · Last modified
Example of notification letterPDF · 104.31 KB · Last modified
List of major Council-controlled roadsPDF · 136.36 KB · Last modified
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After you finish

When your application is received, a City of Sydney officer will contact you if further information is required.

Once the traffic management plan is approved by Roads and Maritime Services, City of Sydney officers will present your proposal to the next available Local Pedestrian Cycling and Traffic Calming Committee meeting for consideration. The committee generally meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10am.

Other information

To minimise traffic congestion in the city centre and on major City of Sydney controlled roads, we can only approve road closures if the proposed work or event is scheduled for a Sunday. On minor City of Sydney controlled roads outside of the city centre, weekdays and Saturdays may be considered.

Roads can be closed partially or fully, depending on your requirements. Partial road closures are only approved in low traffic conditions when there will be at least 1 through-lane for traffic to ensure 2-way traffic can continue to operate under traffic control for the duration of the work. Any diversion of traffic flow will require the proposal to be treated as a full road closure. For further information about a partial road closure refer to contacts.

You must apply for approval to do roadwork and/or various other road-related activities, such as operating a mobile crane, cherry picker, concrete boom pump, travel tower or boom lift. Approval is also needed if you plan to put barricades on footpaths.

A fee is charged for the above approvals.

For further information about cranes, temporary works permits, road openings and partial road closures, please contact construction regulation.

For further information about temporary full road closures, please contact traffic operations.