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NSW Outdoor Dining
The NSW Government encourages the establishment of outdoor dining areas across the state to create vibrant local communities and additional opportunities for food-based businesses.
To make it easier for more food business owners to offer outdoor dining, the NSW Small Business Commission developed the NSW Outdoor Dining Policy 2019 to streamline and simplify the application process. Developed in partnership with Service NSW and participating Councils, the policy is part of NSW Government's Easy to do Business program.
Small businesses can check if their Council is participating and apply online on the Service NSW website.
“Maitland managed to approve outdoor dining for a business that had previously found the process difficult to understand and consequently hadn’t applied until the trial commenced. The business was very impressed when they secured their licence within two days.”
Maitland City Council