Strathfield Council promotes and encourages outdoor dining for the development of the urban environment within the Town Centres, while maintaining accessibility, safety and appearance of footpaths.

Outdoor dining contributes significantly to the livelihood of businesses whilst providing an active and social street frontage and encouraging economic growth of the local government area.

These guidelines cover the Strathfield local government area. It applies to all outdoor seating areas where food and beverages are served and a development application and/or licence is required.

Applications are made by completing Council’s ‘Application for Outdoor Dining Permit’ available here. In the event of an approval being granted, Council will issue a permit enabling an outdoor dining area to operate.