Business Rules and Permits

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Food Business

Operating a food business without consent is an offence. New owners should check their site to see if it has appropriate development consent to operate a food business.

Home Based Business

Information about home based businesses.

Outdoor Personal Fitness and Training - Information for Personal Trainers

Council allows approved personal trainers to operate in certain open spaces around the Shire.

Filming and Photography

Council welcomes film projects and adheres to the Local Government Filming Protocol guidelines.


Busking is permitted within the suburbs of Engadine, Sutherland, Jannali, Gymea and Cronulla (Cronulla Mall only) and a licence is not required.
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Commercial Bins

If you need to increase your commercial garbage service or change your service days. New customers contact council's Business Waste Supervisor.

Mobile Food Vending

Mobile food vending regulations for public areas, at community markets and events, and on private land.

A Frame Signage

To use the footpath area outside a shop for an A Frame advertising your business, you must apply to council for approval under the Roads Act.

Clothing Appeal Collection Bins

Clothing Appeal Collection Bins on Council Land

Skin Penetration Salons

All skin penetration businesses (excluding registered acupuncturists) must be registered with us prior to commencing operation.

Outdoor Eating Areas

To use the footpath area outside a café or restaurant to place tables and chairs for an outdoor eating area, you must apply to council for approval under the Roads Act

Trade Parking Permits

Trade Parking Permits allows trades people to obtain a permit for a work vehicle which exempts the vehicle from time limited parking restrictions imposed by sign posting such as 1P, 2P, 4P parking limits.

Shopfront Displays

To use the footpath area outside a shop for display purposes, you must apply to council for approval under the Roads Act.
Casual Leasing and Product Sampling

Casual Leasing and Product Sampling

Local registered charities and community groups can apply to have a stall or the like at various locations in the Sutherland Shire a maximum of 3 times per year and no more than once in a month.

Awning Safety Awareness Program

Council is implementing a program to raise awareness of the need to monitor the safety of awnings over public land. This advice follows a circular to Council’s from NSW Planning and Environment expressing concern over the safety of these structures.
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Late Night Trading In Sutherland Shire

Sutherland Shire Council seeks to encourage and expand the night time economy as part of the Sutherland Shire Economic Strategy . Late night trading is about expanding existing day time businesses into the evening and night time, with an emphasis on arts, music and culture. By creating vibrant places and offering more options for things to do after dark, not only benefits the local economy, but the liveability of our suburbs.
Early Cafe Opening Trial application Food business registrations Outdoor commercial fitness and training permit Outdoor commercial fitness and training permit renewal Filming and photography permit Mobile food vending permit Skin penetration salon registration Casual Leasing and Product Sampling Application Casual leasing or product sampling at Cronulla Trade parking permit Outdoor eating area permit Shopfront display permit Casual Leasing and Product Sampling Application

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