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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. 

The City of Perth processes over 300 Obstruction Permits each month. To assist the City in offering the highest level of service to all customers, the Obstruction Permits process has been reviewed and a number of changes will come into effect.

Please take a moment to read the information.

  • Applications to be completed and submitted by the organisation who is doing the work, not a third party (traffic management company etc.) as any reinstatements and/or financial liability will be borne by the applicant.
  • The minimum time period required for processing of Obstruction Permit applications is 5 business days. If Main Roads approval is required, a minimum of 20 business days must be allowed.
  • If you require an urgent approval outside the 5 and 20 day processing times, a fee of $101 is applicable. Our Officers want to provide the best possible service to all of our customers and last minute applications can be problematic.
  • For extensions to current Obstruction Permits, the same timeframes apply with a fee of $50.50. Extensions are only considered when applying during the time period of the current Obstruction Period.

To assist our customers to align with the new timeframes, we will be delaying implementation to 6 May 2019. Please do not hesitate to call and discuss with our team any questions or queries you may have on 9461 3333.

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: $156
    • Road closure application and processing fee: $342 (additional road closure fee $186)

    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)

    Noise Management Plan Template - Regulation 13 - After hours construction work

    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?

If you have further questions, please contact the Activity Approvals teams on (08) 9461 3333 or