Outdoor dining policy

How we determine requests by business to use public footpaths and spaces for outdoor dining.


We support local restaurants and cafes by allowing seating for outdoor dining to supplement indoor seating.

This policy sets out the circumstances and conditions under which we'll approve outdoor dining on public footpaths and in the public domain.

To be eligible, you have to:

  • be a restaurant, café or other business that serves food
  • also have seating inside.

These guidelines apply to all applications for outdoor dining in our local area, except for the Rocks, Circular Quay, Barangaroo and Darling Harbour.

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