Apply for temporary access to City of Sydney parks and reserves

10 to 15 business days.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Before you start

You must apply for access to City of Sydney land more than 15 business days before the proposed start date.

Restoration fees are based on turf and garden bed restoration, vehicle access, and park services. Fees are calculated on a case by case basis and will be confirmed once your application is assessed.

Note, applicants must clearly demonstrate there are no alternative means of access available to avoid access through City of Sydney land. 

It is at the City of Sydney’s discretion to approve access. All applications will be assessed on merit, impact to the environment and community use of the land.

After you finish

We’ll contact you within 5 working days to discuss your application.

Approval can only be given if the request complies with the Local Government Act 1993 and other applicable legislation.

We’ll confirm in writing if the City of Sydney supports your proposal and where applicable, what type of licence agreement you’ll enter into with us.


Pay fees and bond

Once the application is endorsed, we’ll calculate access, restoration and bond fees. 

Fees can be paid online or in person at one of our customer service centres.