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Conditions for Activities in a Public Place

Below you'll find conditions for running an activity in a public place, along with some specific conditions for what you're undertaking.


General conditions for all activities in a public place

Nuisances

A person must not use a public place to:

(a) do anything to cause or allow a nuisance to occur.

(b) wilfully obstruct, disturb or interfere with any other person in their use or enjoyment of that public place.

(c) use any material or thing recklessly or in a manner which may intimidate, be dangerous, be injurious to or cause a nuisance to any person.

(d) do anything to cause or allow damage to any property owned or controlled by the Council.

Distribution of leaflets and canvassing

A person must not litter or otherwise cause a nuisance in a public place by:

(a) depositing leaflets, flyers or other promotional material relating to any commercial activity or business on any vehicle

(b) distributing leaflets, flyers or other promotional material relating to any commercial activity or business

(c)distributing samples

(d) touting, soliciting, canvassing, enticing, or accosting any person


Specific conditions

  • Busking, Pop Up Stalls & Charity Street Collections

    The location of this activity must be:

    • At a distance of at least 50 metres from any other busker, pop-up stall holder or person undertaking charity street collection

    • At a distance of at least 3 metres from any residential, retail or commercial premises unless you have the permission of the owner or occupier of the premises to be at a closer distance

    The permit holder will not:

    • Have signage larger than 0.5m2

    • Have a structure larger than 2m2

    • Perform within 200 metres of the area designated for an event authorised by Council

    • Obstruct pedestrian flow

    • Remain at the same location for longer than one hour, unless there is a 30 minute break

    • Use an amplified sound system

    • Act or perform in a manner that in the reasonable opinion of a Council officer causes or is likely to cause injury or nuisance to any person or damage to any property owned or controlled by Council

    • At any time argue, intimidate, insult or abuse the public, or engage in any anti-competitive behaviour with other buskers, pop-up stall holder or charity street collectors

    The permit holder must:

    • Display this permit at all times when undertaking the activity outlined within this permit

    Where can I operate my pop up stall?

    For details on where you can operate a pop up stall, view our online map.

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  • If an Organised Licensed Premises Tour is permitted, the licensed premises tour organiser must comply with the following conditions:

    11. Organised licensed premises tours

    11.1 A licensed premises tour organiser must not cause or allow an organised licensed premises tour to occur in a public place, without first obtaining permission from the Council under Part 3 of this bylaw.

    11.2 No person, agency, or business may sell tickets to, or otherwise promote an organised licensed premises tour that is to occur in a public place unless the tour is authorised by permission from the Council under Part 3 of this Bylaw.

    11.3 If an enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a licensed premises tour organiser is not complying with clause 11.1, the enforcement officer may direct the licensed premises tour organiser to stop the organised licensed premises tour until permission is obtained under Part 3 of this bylaw.

    11.4 If an enforcement officer has reasonable grounds to believe that an organised licensed premises tour permission has been breached in a public place, or the organised licensed premises tour is causing offensive behaviour or a nuisance in a public place, the enforcement officer may:

    (a) direct that the licensed premises tour organiser comply with any relevant condition of the organised licensed premises tour permission or to take action to prevent the offensive behaviour or nuisance from continuing;

    (b) revoke the organised licensed premises tour permission if the licensed premises tour organiser does not comply with the enforcement officer’s direction in (a), within a reasonable period of time; and

    (c) issue a direction requiring the licensed premises tour organiser to stop the organised licensed premises tour if the permission is revoked under (b).

    11.5 A licensed premises tour organiser must comply immediately with a direction from an enforcement officer under clause 11.3 or 11.4.

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