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Footpath Activities Permit

The City of Kingston is committed to supporting and enhancing local business, street life and village shopping.  Council’s aim is to ensure a safe and vibrant environment that reflects Kingston’s energy and continues to facilitate a wide range of street trading opportunities by allowing private businesses to trade on the city’s footpaths, enabling those enterprises to profit from the use of public land. 

Applying for a Permit

Please read and ensure you understand Council’s Footpath Activities Policy and the Footpath Activities Standards, prior to submitting an application to Council.

 Alternatively, you can apply in person at any of Council's Customer Care Centres.

The following information is required

  • Application Form
  • a Site Plan Drawing showing dimensions of your shop and footpath trading zones, the location of footpath trading items, plus any photographs to support your application. A template for this can be found on Page 2 of the Footpath Activities Permit Application Form.
  • a completed Form of Indemnity. This form can be found on Page 4 of the Footpath Activities Permit Application Form.
  • a copy of your Certificate of Currency as evidence of holding minimum $20 million public liability insurance; and
  • if applicable, signed letter of agreement for occupying an adjoining premises.

What Happens Next?

After you have submitted your footpath activities permit application, if you comply with the Footpath Activities Standards you have a ‘deemed’ right to start trading as soon as you’re ready, while your application is being assessed. 

Once your application has been received, a Council Officer will arrange for a site visit to discuss and assess your application. If required, your application may be referred to relevant Council departments and/or external agencies for advice. Please allow up to 15 working days for assessment of your application.

Once your application has been assessed you will be informed of the outcome. If approved, you will receive notification requiring you to provide payment of relevant fees.

Annual Fees

Permits are valid for 12 months from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020

Fees are charged on a pro-rata basis

A-Frame OR Tear Drop Banner


Tables & chairs or benches (up to 8 chairs or persons seated at benches)


Each additional chair or person seated at benches


Display goods


Display goods and sign (A-Frame or Tear drop flag)


If you need assistance with your application, please call our Customer Care Team on 1300 653 356.