What is outdoor dining?
The revitalisation and activation of our city centre is a priority. We know that outdoor dining can stimulate business growth while at the same time enhancing our streets and creating a lively, vibrant destination for our community and visitors.
To support businesses with applying for an outdoor dining permit, we've created a new, simple online application and renewal process.
How to start outdoor dining
To help you apply for your outdoor dining permit, we've created an Outdoor Dining Guidelines document. This document walks you through the requirements for outdoor dining step by step. Sample diagrams and checklists make the information easy to understand.
Read the Outdoor Dining Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)
Once you've read through these guidelines, you'll be ready to apply for outdoor dining at your business and contribute towards making our city centres more vibrant and activated.
Who can apply
If you are a retail food business that serves food or beverages on premise, you are eligible to apply for a permit.
Types of businesses can include, but are not limited to:
- Fast food
If your business does not fall under any of the above categories, please contact us to see if you're eligible to apply for a permit.
Before you apply
To make it easier to complete your application, first read through the preview form(PDF, 268KB) so you know what information you will need to provide.
Please have the following documents ready before you begin your application:
- Public Liability Insurance with coverage of $20million which extends to the proposed outdoor dining site and has Campbelltown City Council listed as an interested party
- A current Food Business Licence Number which has been issued by Council
- Photos, images, manufacturers brochure or website URLs of the outdoor dining furniture you're proposing to use including tables, chairs, umbrellas, heaters, barriers, planter boxes, lighting etc..
- Photos of the space outside your shopfront where the outdoor dining will be placed
- A drawn site plan of your proposed outdoor dining layout, with clearly marked dimensions, showing:
- the width of the footpath and proposed outdoor dining area
- the location of the outdoor seating area on the footpath
- the layout of the outdoor dining area, including the width and length
- the placement of outdoor dining furniture
- the location and clearances from all existing street furniture, trees, poles, bins and the like
- the location of any nearby transport stops, pedestrian crossings, street intersections, if any
- the location of all doorways and service openings.
Smoking restrictions for outdoor dining
Smoking is banned in commercial outdoor dining areas. Smoking is also banned in any location that is within 4 metres of a pedestrian access point to a club, hotel, restaurant or café.
NSW Health is the regulatory authority for enforcing the smoking bans, and NSW Health's authorised inspectors will monitor smoke-free outdoor areas, investigate complaints and issue cautions or penalty notices to people observed smoking in smoke free areas.
On the spot fines of $300 may apply to offenders. In addition, business owners may be fined up to $5,500 for any detected offences.
Please refer to the Smoke-free Guide(PDF, 556KB) for commercial outdoor dining areas.
Need some inspiration on what types of outdoor dining furniture is available? Shop local and visit some of our local businesses who can give you the inspiration you need.
Outdoor Dining Ideas
Address: 39 Mount Erin Road, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
Phone: 1300 255 688
Address: 15 Badgally Road, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
Phone: 1300 791 385