Road and Footpath Obstruction Permit

An activity that obstructs any part of a public thoroughfare (e.g roads, footpaths, verges or reserves), using any equipment including cranes, cherry pickers, ladders, mobile scaffolding, waste bins, hand tools or carrying out excavation works or filming, will require a permit. 

Key Details

Service TypePermit
What you needSubmit online Road and Footpath Obstruction Permit application along with the required documents as outlined below.
FeesSee Fees and Charges
  • Fees and charges

    The following fees and charges will apply to your application:

    • Standard application and processing fee: $150
    • Road closure application and processing fee: $275

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Additional fees that may apply: 

    • Parking fees
    • Works bond.
  • What documents are required with an application?
    Document When Required
    Diagram of location of works
    Required for every application
    Diagram of work site layout Required for every application
    Works staging plans Only required when works will be scheduled in stages
    Noise management plans Only required if works being undertaken outside of the following hours: 7am - 7pm Monday - Saturday (excluding public holidays)
    Notification letter for out of hours works Only required if works being undertaken outside of the following hours: 7am - 7pm Monday - Saturday (excluding public holidays)
    Drawing detailing new pits or conduits Where new pits and conduits are being installed
    Traffic Management Plan  Required when the activity that obstructs the passage of vehicles (full road closures or partial road closures) 
    Traffic Management Plan, in accordance with the Code of Practice, including traffic and pedestrian movement and control. Please refer to Main Roads WA for information on Traffic Management Plans
    Notification letter for road closures and diagram showing the proposed distribution area Required when a road will be closed
    Certificate of Currency - public liability insurance, minimum indemnity of $10m Only required for commercial works

Need more help?

For further enquiries or to make an appointment with a Planning Officer, please contact the City's Development Approvals Unit on
(08) 9461 3366.