Construction activities and events on public streets

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If you want to hold a special event or do construction on a public street managed by the City of Hobart, you may require a permit. 

Special events that need a permit from Tasmania Police 

The following events occurring on public streets need a permit from Tasmania Police: 

  • motor vehicle race, cycling or athletic events;
  • demonstrations or street processions; and
  • charitable collections. 

Enquiries for special events of these types should be directed to Tasmania Police. See the Tasmania Police permits for events webpage

Special events that need a permit from the City of Hobart

The following events occurring on public streets need a permit from City of Hobart (in consultation with Tasmania Police):

  • road closures for festivals, gatherings or other commercial purposes; and
  • closure of part of the road or footpath for festivals, gatherings or other commercial purposes. 

Enquiries about this type of special event should be made to our Traffic Engineering Unit by telephoning 03 6238 2804 or by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au

For application forms and additional information, see our page on application forms for construction activities and events on public streets

Construction activities that require a permit from the City of Hobart 

The following construction activities occurring on public streets need a permit from the City of Hobart: 

  • road closures so that you can safely undertake construction;
  • any construction that requires the road or footpath surface to be excavated;
  • placement of a crane, scissor lift, cherry picker, concrete pump, hoarding, scaffolding or similar infrastructure on the public street; and
  • installation of traffic control devices (traffic cones, traffic signs, safety barriers, etc.) to safely manage any other construction activity. 

Enquiries about this type of activity should be made to our Traffic Engineering Unit by telephoning 03 6238 2804 or by email to coh@hobartcity.com.au

For application forms and additional information, see our page on application forms for construction activities and events on public streets

Dial Before You Dig - parking sensors

Any individual, contractor or other authority intending to carry out works in areas with in-ground sensors requires notification to and approval from Parking Operations.

The activities include road opening as well as operating heavy machinery, such as an excavator, within the metered spaces.

The City must be advised at least 7 business days in advance when works are planned in areas with in-ground parking sensors in order for the sensors to be removed.

You can submit an application by completing the online Application for in-ground sensor removal and installation. A printable form is available on our forms page.

Fees will apply for any removal and reinstatement or damage caused to any in-ground sensor. Refer to the below table for removal and reinstatement fees.

Number of sensors Total cost
1 $295
2 $390
3 $485
4 $580
5 $675
6 $770
7 $865
8 $960
9 $1055
10 $1150
11 + quote per job

For costs related to damaged sensors or any further information please contact Parking Operations on 03 6238 2711 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au