Alfresco Dining Permits 

Alfresco Dining allows for food business operators to utilise a part of Council's property to offer outdoor dining for their customers. These Permits will only be issued in accordance with Council's Outdoor Dining Policy. The Permit will allow licensed and non-licensed businesses to apply to use Council land to place tables, chairs and other furniture to extend the dining are of their business. 

Do I need a Permit?

You are required to apply for a permit if the area outside of your premises is a public footpath, public space or other Council owned open space. Examples of this are the footpath out the front of your business, or the open space or park adjacent to your business. 

If the land you are looking to offer outdoor dining on is privately owned, you are not required to apply for an Alfresco Dining Permit through Council. 


There are no fees associated with the Alfresco Dining Permits. 

How to Apply

To apply for an Alfresco Dining Permit, you must:

  1. Hold public liability to the value of 20 million dollars and City of Palmerston is named as an Interested Party on the permit holders liability insurance policy that extends to the conduct of footpath dining activities;
  2. Complete the Alfresco Dining Permit Application Form;
  3. Prepare the other supporting information and documents including plans, photographs, and Department of Transport and Main Roads approval (where required); and
  4. Submit the application and supporting documents to City of Palmerston via email at, in person at Civic Plaza, or by post to PO Box 1, Palmerston NT 0830.