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
If you are wanting to have a road closed for construction works or a special event you need to apply for a permit.
You can apply for a permit by completing the online Application for road closure form. A printable form is available on our forms page.
Permits for using a public street for construction works or special events (including skip bins)
If you would like to use part of a public street to help with construction works, a special event or if you want to use a skip bin, you may require a permit.
To apply for a permit you need to provide the following:
- a Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance of at least $10 million (excluding the use of skip bins)
- 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 (excluding the use of skip bins).
Please note: if works will involve the excavation of the surface of any part of the public highway, a permit to occupy and carry out works in a highway is needed (in addition to any permit required for the traffic management component of the works).
You can apply for a permit by completing the online Application to occupy and/or carry out works on a highway form. A printable form is available on our forms page.
View more information here: Roads and Footpaths
Application for vehicle movement
If you are wanting to apply to move a vehicle over a footpath, nature strip or kerb and gutter you will need to apply for a permit.
To apply for a permit you need to provide the following
You can apply for a permit by completing the online Application for vehicle movement form. A printable form is available on our forms page.
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 call 03 6238 2967 or email email@example.com.
For further information regarding other construction works or special events, please call 03 6238 2791 or 03 6238 2804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.