Shopfront Displays

Who can apply for a Shopfront Display

If you are a business owner and are wanting to use the footpath area outside your shop to use for display purposes. Businesses must have and maintain public liability insurance with a minimum cover of $20 million.

Do I need Council approval?

Yes. You must obtain approval for your shopfront display. The area you are requesting approval for will be assessed to check that it is suitable. The approval of shopfront displays are based on the width of the footpath, the need to provide an unimpeded corridor for safe pedestrian movement and the parking and traffic situation adjacent to the kerb line.

Permissible Locations

Shopfront Displays are only permitted in Zones B1 Neighbourhood Centre, B2 Local Centre or B3 Commercial Centre.


The application fee is $135. Due to current circumstances, as part of Councils Covid-19 relief package, Outdoor Eating rental fees will be waived until 30 June 2021.

Where can I put my shopfront display?

Shopfront displays shall only be located on the footpath adjacent to the premises during the approved hours of operation of the business. If not stated they shall be between 7:00am and 10:00pm.
The shopfront displays must have a solid frontage with a return to the shop front to assist vision impaired persons.

How big can my shopfront display be?

The maximum size will be approved dependant on location of shop and available footpath space.

What happens if my application is approved?

If approval is given you will receive an approval letter confirming the approved area and rental fee. You will be asked to pay a security deposit equivalent to 3 months rental and your first rental fee.
You can elect to pay your fee annually, quarterly or monthly.

For more information

Please refer to Office of Local Government Street Vending Guidelines for further information if required.

Temporary Shopfront Display Approval

Council is providing temporary approval under the Roads Act 1993 for businesses to expand trading on the public footpath/space. This additional space can be approved for additional space for shopfront displays.

Online Application for temporary shopfront display approval

Application for shopfront display permit


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More information

Policies and documents

Schedule of Fees and Charges


Enquiries can be directed to Council Land Management Officer on 9710 0848 or

Shopfront display permit

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