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Outdoor Dining or Trading Application

If your business would like to offer temporary outdoor dining or trading (display of goods or A-frame sign) on a public space, like a footpath, you need to apply for a permit. Please complete this form and we will assess the application and get back in touch.

All permit holders must comply with Council's Outdoor Dining & Trading Policy 2017.

A copy of the Policy and associated documents can be found on the City of Ballarat website at

Your details

Postal address

Business details

Business street address

In addition to this application form, you are required to provide Council with a copy of the following:

  • a site plan indicating dimensions of overall footpath width and detailing trading, kerb and pedestrian zones (where applicable)
  • photographs of the proposed footpath area
  • a Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance with minimum coverage of $20 million
Please ensure that the file size is less than 30mb or else the files will not be uploaded. For files larger than 30mb please email them to Only image files, Microsoft Word Documents and PDFs are accepted.


  • I acknowledge that the information provided in this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and I understand the Council’s Outdoor Dining & Trading Policy 2017.

Collection statement

Your personal information is being collected by the City of Ballarat for the purpose of processing your Outdoor Dining application. Your information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to identify you when communicating with Council and for the delivery of services and information. For further information on how your personal information is handled, refer to Council’s Privacy Policy at