Outdoor Cafe/Dining Permits VIC


Free, fast-tracked, temporary outdoor dining permits are available for City of Melbourne hospitality venues to help them to reactivate and trade safely as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

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What do you get?

Free, fast-tracked, temporary outdoor dining permit.

Who is this for?

City of Melbourne hospitality venues.

Overview

Free, fast-tracked, temporary outdoor dining permits are available to provide hospitality venues with more options to trade safely.

The temporary extended outdoor dining permit will allow eligible hospitality venues to:

  • expand onto footpaths
  • take over on-street car parking space immediately outside their business
  • join with neighbouring businesses to take over sections of on-street car parking, footpaths and (in some cases) street space
  • join with neighbouring businesses to expand into a laneway adjacent to their business

What are the eligibility criteria?

The following businesses are eligible to apply:

  • hospitality businesses that already have an outdoor dining permit can apply for an amendment to their current permit so they can extend their dining space
  • hospitality venues that currently don’t trade outdoors can apply to do so
  • neighbouring hospitality businesses could apply to work together on an outdoor solution that suits their unique part of the city

Applicants must also:

  • be a registered hospitality venue within the City of Melbourne
  • have a COVIDSafe plan

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Outdoor Cafe/Dining Permits.

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