Street stalls

Street stalls are used for selling goods and services as well as promotion in public areas. Street stalls are temporary activities limited to specific areas, days and times.

Lake Macquarie City Council recognises the need for street stalls for the promotion of businesses within the community, whilst ensuring our public spaces are accessible to all.

To operate a street stall in Lake Macquarie a permit is required. You will need to lodge an application under the Local Approvals Policy(PDF, 827KB).


Step 1.Location

Council has a list of pre-approved street stall locations. Please include a copy of the pre-approved site plan for your chosen site with your application documentation.

While we encourage you to select a pre-approved site, new locations may be applied for an additional fee. Applications for new sites will be considered on merit, but approval is not guaranteed. The application fee is non-refundable should the proposed site be assessed as not suitable for a street stall. Please contact Council on 4921 0333 for advice before submitting an application for a new site.

Pre-approved sites

Location Address
Belmont Mall(PDF, 577KB) 1 Singleton Street, Belmont
Blacksmiths Aitchinson Reserve(PDF, 625KB) Lakeview Parade, Pelican
Cardiff - Woolworths complex(PDF, 583KB) Main Road, Cardiff
 Cardiff - Wilkinson Park(PDF, 3MB)  173 Myall Rd, Cardiff 2285
Charlestown - Hilltop Plaza(PDF, 803KB) Pearson Street, Charlestown
Charlestown -shop fronts(PDF, 777KB)
Pacific Highway, Charlestown
Cooranbong - Avondale Shopping Village(PDF, 546KB) Freemans Drive, Cooranbong
 Eleebana Lions Park (PDF, 2MB)  Macquarie Drive, Eleebana 
Kahibah - shop fronts(PDF, 523KB)
Glebe Street, Kahibah
Morisset - shop fronts(PDF, 581KB)  Dora Street, Morisset
Mount Hutton - shop fronts(PDF, 379KB) Dunkley Parade, Mount Hutton
Rathmines - IGA complex(PDF, 528KB)  2/8 Fishing Point Road, Rathmines
Redhead - shop fronts(PDF, 419KB)
Cowlishaw Street, Redhead
Swansea Centre(PDF, 341KB) Pacific Highway, Swansea
Toronto Coles(PDF, 832KB) The Boulevard, Toronto
Toronto Lions Park(PDF, 604KB) 2B Anzac Parade, Toronto
Warners Bay - shop fronts(PDF, 462KB) The Esplanade, Warners Bay
Whitebridge - shop fronts(PDF, 491KB) Dudley Road, Whitebridge
Windale - shopping complex(PDF, 486KB) Lake Street, Windale

Step 2.Gather your information

The following information will be required within your initial application.

All applicants:

  • Certificate of currency for public liability insurance
  • Pre-approved site plan, or sketch of requested new location
  • List of proposed structures or equipment, including stalls, tables, chairs, signage and waste receptacles
  • Evidence of consent of adjacent business(es)
  • Covid safety plan, including QR Check-in code where required under current rules
  • Evidence of NFP or Charity status, where applicable

Food vending:

  • Food vending permissible by application from NFP and Charity organisations
  • Must operate in accordance with the Guidelines for mobile food vending vehicles (NSW/FA/F1055/1302) published by the NSW Food Authority in February 2013, and any requirements of the Food Act 2003


  • Provide evidence of current fundraising licence from the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing

Step 3.Apply

Once you have gathered your documents, you can apply online for a street stall. Payment will be required upon submission of your application.

  • Applications for pre-approved locations will be reviewed and responded to within 5 working days
  • Applications for new sites will be reviewed and responded to within 20 working days
  • Non-complete applications (e.g. missing attachments) will take longer to process

 Apply now