Alfresco City: Expanded Outdoor Dining Opportunities | City of Sydney

In December 2020, we launched a free, expedited application process for outdoor dining permits.

This has made it easier for restaurants, cafes and bars to transform sidewalks, roads and parking lots into outdoor dining spaces.

So far, more than 200 permits have been granted in central Sydney, creating a vibrant, cosmopolitan vibe.

Al fresco dining at Tio’s, Surry Hills

Following the success of the initiative, we are now waiving all outdoor dining permit fees through June 2022.

Participating businesses have told us that outdoor dining has been a crucial aid to staying afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic. Feedback from our wider communities has also been overwhelmingly positive.

Here’s how you can apply for an outdoor dining permit.

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