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, your food and drink premise must prepare and sell food or drink for immediate consumption on or off the premises. Eligible venues include restaurants, cafes, take away food and drink premises, pubs and small bars.

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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