Footpath trading activities - such as outdoor dining with tables and chairs, the placement of goods for sale and display, and the display of A-frame advertising boards - are an important part of the Manningham retail experience.

However, pedestrian safety is also a priority and Council has an obligation to ensure that a minimum distance of clear footpath from the property line is maintained so all footpath users can walk along it safely and unhindered.

You must have a Council permit for the placement of moveable advertising signs, goods, or street furniture on the footpath.

'Street furniture' includes tables and chairs, barriers, umbrellas, planter boxes, and heaters.

To ensure pedestrian access, community safety and amenity is not compromised, the placement of moveable advertising signs, goods and street furniture is prohibited against the property line/shop front.

For more information, call the Health and Local Laws Team on 9840 9450.

To apply for footpath trading, use the Icon for application/pdf Footway Trading Application Form (233.75 KB)

View more information on Icon for application/pdf Footpath Trading Guidelines (851.1 KB).


Manningham Council encourages our community to share their skills in public spaces and enjoy the rewards of public performance. Buskers must comply with Council's Busking Guidelines, which identify appropriate sites, procedures and conditions of busking in Manningham.

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