Policies and permits for businesses

A busy cafe scene in Burwood's town centre. - A busy cafe scene in Burwood's town centre.
A busy cafe scene in Burwood's town centre.
Outdoor dining in Burwood's town centre -
Outdoor dining in Burwood's town centre

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Here you will find information on Council policies that apply to businesses in the Burwood area. To download a copy of the policy, please scroll to the bottom of the page. You will need a PDF Viewer to view the documents.

Merchandise, A-Frames and Other Articles

Burwood Council has adopted a policy for the placement of A-Frames, Merchandise & Other Articles on the footpath in the Burwood Local Government Area.

The policy provides the framework and requirements if a person or organisation is interested in conducting such activities.

Please ensure that you read the document (which can be accessed by scrolling down and selecting the appropriate link) and you are aware of the requirements before carrying out such activities as Council’s Law Enforcement Team will be enforcing the requirements of the policy.

Outdoor Eating

The use of Council owned and/or controlled footpath areas adjacent to restaurants (being premises in which food is regularly supplied on sale to the public for consumption on the premises) provides business owners with alternative customer seating and contributes to an active street life.

If you would like to read more, please scroll down and select the appropriate link.

Busking Permit

Buskers must hold an authorised permit to busk, issued by Burwood Council. Permits may be obtained from Council Chambers following payment of an application fee. Each Permit allows a busker to perform a maximum of ten (10) times during any 12 month period.

Filming

Burwood Council contains many varied locations that are attractive for film makers ranging from the Federation houses and streetscape in Appian Way, to the well maintained parks and Town Centre Area. Burwood Council is actively supporting filming in the area and will co-operate with film makers and promote the opportunities that exist in Burwood.

The NSW government is strongly supportive of the screen industry in its many forms. However, it also recognises that location filming requires a balance between the interests of the local community, both residents and businesses, and the need of the screen industry to share public space for film production...

Promotions and Charitable Collections Permit

Organisations and personnel involved in the promotions and charitable collections activities in the Burwood Local Government Area must hold an authorised permit.

Burwood Council’s policy is to facilitate promotions and charitable collections in the Burwood LGA on public property in a way that supports organisations but at the same time minimises disruptions to residents and businesses. 

Permits may be obtained by completing the application form below, upon the payment of appropriate fees in accordance with Burwood Council’s schedule of Fees & Charges.

 

  • Busking Policy  (593 KB)

    Burwood Council encourages activities that contribute colour and life to the Local Government Area (LGA) and opportunities for alternative voices to be heard through public performances.  Busking is described as an entertainer or a number of entertainers (usually up to 5 maximum) who provide impromptu performances for the public by playing a musical instrument, dancing, singing, clowning or juggling, or doing other acts of a similar nature in public places.  Burwood Council recognises that buskers make an important contribution to cultural life of an area by reflecting styles, values and the issues of society at large. Buskers must hold an authorised permit to busk in the Burwood Local Government Area.  Busking permits allow a busker to perform up to 12 times a year in various public spaces in the Burwood Council area .  Applications can be made at Council Customer Service Centre or by completing the Busking Application form and submitting it to council@burwood.nsw.gov.au Please read the Busking Policy to determine whether busking might suit you.Note: a $28.50 Permit processing fee applies to all applications.Call Council on 9911 9911 if you require further information.

    Fri, 30 August 2019
  • Busking Permit Application Form 2019 - 2020

    Mon, 05 August 2019
  • Promotions & Charitable Collections Permit

    Tue, 31 July 2018
  • Outdoor Eating Policy and Licence Application Form - Adopted by Council 27 September 2011 - Amended 29 May 2015 

    Fri, 29 May 2015
  • Merchandise, A-Frames and Other Articles Policy - Adopted by Council 26 March 2013, Amended 28 July 2014

    Thu, 14 August 2014
  • Burwood Council contains many varied locations that are attractive for film makers ranging from the Federation houses and streetscape in Appian Way, to the well maintained parks and Town Centre Area. Burwood Council is actively supporting filming in the area and will co-operate with film makers and promote the opportunities that exist in Burwood.

    Fri, 06 July 2012