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Footpath dining can bring financial benefit to businesses and provides an enjoyable experience for customers.

This information is for food businesses seeking to use Council’s footpath as part of their dining area.

To apply for outdoor dining:
  1. Submit an Application for footpath dining (316kB PDF)
  2. Include a plan showing the footpath dining area as shown in the Footpath Trading Policy (103kB PDF)
  3. Include a copy of the business public liability insurance (minimum cover of $10 million) with notation of Council’s interest in the policy.

Dining approvals are issued for a 5 year period in agreement with Council’s Footpath Trading Policy.

Footpath dining application fee and use fees

See fees and charges

Contact Council’s Environmental Health Unit for more information on 02 6670 2400.

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Display of goods on the footpath

Council is reviewing requirements for the display of goods on the footpath. No approvals for use are being issued at this time.


Buskers need to apply to perform in The Tweed.

To busk in front of a business or store an application must be lodged with written support from the Business Owner/Manager.

Buskers may perform in the following locations, for a maximum of 3 days per week at any one site:

  • Murwillumbah
  • Pottsville
  • Cabarita
  • Kingscliff
  • Tweed

To apply for a permit, complete the Use of footpath for busking form (163kB PDF) and:

  • email to
  • post to PO BOX 816 Murwillumbah NSW 2484
  • in person to any of Council’s Administration Buildings
Busking application fees (annual permit)

See fees and charges

Ticket tables and street stalls

Ticket tables (for selling raffle tickets) and street stalls (for selling cakes and biscuits) on public land such as footpaths are available to:

  • non-profit organisations
  • local organisations (sporting groups, service clubs, schools etc.)
  • direct pre-approved health related education organisations, such as Cancer Council

For permission to place a ticket table or street stall on public land, complete the Ticket table and street stall application (57kB PDF)

Approval for organisations/groups to sell hot food on public land will not be issued except in agreement with the Vending of Food on Public Reserves Policy (44kB PDF)

Street selling is not permitted in the Tweed (with the exception of the Poppy Day Appeal, Legacy Appeal, Cancer Council Daffodil Day and ANZAC Day Appeal).

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