Roadside dining permit

We regulate and monitor roadside/footpath dining to ensure all businesses operate in a way that is safe and complies with local laws. All roadside/footpath dining businesses require a permit.

Roadside dining permits are renewed annually and are valid until 31 August each year. For more information visit Permits & licensing renewals.

Compliance

You and your staff are responsible for complying with all requirements of the relevant legislation. Refer to Related information.

For advice, contact us on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

How to apply

Use this application to apply for a new roadside dining permit.

If you are intending to place removable umbrella structures and/or electrical installations in this roadside dining area, you will also be required to submit a Removable umbrella structures and electrical installations application form.

Fees

Bonds that may be required for structures, devices or electrical installations will be determined at the time of initial assessment.

By email

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate for a minimum of AU$10 million
  • detailed drawings of structures, such as removable umbrellas, and/or ground installations. Only required if the application includes a removable shade structure.
  • Energex letter of no objection (required for low voltage electrical installations)
  • awning certification, including an inspection report prepared by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) competent in structural engineering
  • adjacent premises owner/operator letter of no objection
  • removable shade structures permit application.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and complete the Roadside dining permit form(PDF, 209KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Email to: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Removable shade structures and/or electrical installations

Use this application if you are intending to place removable umbrella structures and/or electrical installations in this roadside dining area.

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate for a minimum of AU$10 million with the Council of the City of Gold Coast noted as an interested party in respect of operation of roadside dining
  • detailed drawings of structures, such as removable umbrellas, and/or ground installations
  • Energex letter of no objection (required for low voltage electrical installations)
  • awning certification, including an inspection report prepared by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) competent in structural engineering
  • adjacent premises owner/operator letter of no objection
  • fire egress pathway requirements (new installations only) – plans by a Building Services Authority licensed building certifier identifying fire exits
  • removable shade structures permit application.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Roadside dining permit form(PDF, 209KB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

Removable shade structures and/or electrical installations

Use this application if you are intending to place removable umbrella structures and/or electrical installations in this roadside dining area.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to attach the following supporting information to your application:

  • public liability insurance certificate for a minimum of AU$10 million with the Council of the City of Gold Coast noted as an interested party in respect of operation of roadside dining
  • detailed drawings of structures, such as removable umbrellas, and/or ground installations
  • Energex letter of no objection (required for low voltage electrical installations)
  • awning certification, including an inspection report prepared by a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) competent in structural engineering
  • adjacent premises owner/operator letter of no objection
  • fire egress pathway requirements (new installations only) – plans by a Building Services Authority licensed building certifier identifying fire exits.
  • removable shade structures permit application.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Roadside dining permit form(PDF, 209KB)

Step 3.Send us your completed application form

Post to:

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC QLD 9726

Removable shade structures and /or electrical installations

Use this application if you are intending to place removable umbrella structures and/or electrical installations in this roadside dining area.