Application Forms

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

Road closures for construction works or special events 

Road closure applications require the following information: 

  • a Road Closure Application Form(PDF, 73KB)
  • a Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance of at least $10 million
  • a signed Indemnity and Traffic Management Statement(PDF, 65KB)
  • a Safe Work Method Statement which identifies risks associated with the event and how they will be treated
  • a Traffic Management Plan, prepared by someone with appropriate training and experience, which complies with the requirements of Traffic Control for Works on Roads – Tasmanian Guide 2014

Permits for using a public street for construction works or special events 

If you would like to use part of a public street to help with construction works or a special event you may require a permit. 

To apply for a permit you need to provide the following: 

  • a completed Application to occupy a highway form
  • a Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance of at least $10 million
  • a Traffic Management Plan, prepared by someone with appropriate training and experience, which complies with the requirements of Traffic Control for Works on Roads – Tasmanian Guide 2014

Please note: if works will involve the excavation of the surface of any part of the public highway, a separate permit to open up and temporarily occupy a highway is needed (in addition to any permit required for the traffic management component of the works).

View more information (including application forms) about the Permit to Open Up and Temporarily Occupy a Highway here: Roads and Footpaths

Fees and charges

Fees and charges apply for each of the following: 

  • scaffolding permits
  • skip bin permits
  • crane/concrete pump/cherry picker permits
  • hoarding permits
  • road closure licence

The cost of these are in our Fees and Charges Booklet.

If you apply for a permit, you may be contacted and asked to pay the permit fee via credit card to allow the assessment to proceed.

If it is determined that no permit is required for what you are proposing to undertake, then the permit fee will be refunded.

For further information regarding works involving excavation in the road reservation please telephone 03 6238 2967 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au

For further information regarding other construction works or special events, please telephone 03 6238 2791 or 03 6238 2804 or email coh@hobartcity.com.au.