Step 1 - YOU
Things you need to know
To complete this online form you will need to scan and attach the following supporting documents:
- You must include a copy of your plan and specifications of the proposed outdoor dining area showing:
- the location and dimensions
- the position of furniture including tables and chairs, planter boxes and heaters
- signage and umbrellas
- the area either side of the boundaries (up to 10m) of the space indicating the location of all footpaths
- public facilities, public places, streets and street alignments
- photographs or brochures of the furniture to be set up in the proposed outdoor dining area
- any enclosures or screens/dividers including ground and supporting fixtures.
- Public Liability Insurance Certificate to a minimum value of $2 million.
- Current alcohol licence for outdoor dining area (if applicable).
Please note your Outdoor Dining Permit does not permit you to serve alcohol. A separate alcohol licence is required for this. Read about applying for an alcohol licence.
Fees you might expect
|Fee for new applications in relation to any of:-|
- signs on footpaths
- merchandise display
- tables and chairs on footpaths
- mobile shops
|The stated administration fee plus the applicable annual fee portioned on a monthly basis||$90.00|
|Fee for use of Garden Place|
|Tables & Chairs on Footpath||annual fee per table||$27.00|
How to pay
We accept cash, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) payments. Please note a 1.2% surcharge applies for credit card payments. You can pay us:
Hamilton City Council
260 Anglesea Street
By internet transfer
Direct credit payments can be made to Hamilton City Council
Reference: Business Trading Name
Payment can be made by debit/credit card when applying for a permit through our online portal.
Step 2: You
If you already have an Outdoor Dining Permit and you wish to extend it, please fill in the below application form and submit it below:
STEP 3 - COUNCIL
What to expect
As part of the processing of your application a warranted officer of the Hamilton City Council may need to conduct a site visit to measure the designated area for outdoor dining.
Factors taken into consideration when approving a permit are public safety, location, time, type of activity and whether the activity will create a public nuisance.
Last updated 7 October 2022