Community street stalls

Council can grant permission for community groups and not-for-profit organisations to hold stalls in public areas to promote information or raise money that will benefit the local community. The booking is free but you must obtain public liability insurance. If you wish to book a site at a shopping centre you will need to get permission from the shopping centre management.

If you see a stall holder behaving inappropriately, please report it to Council with enough detail (including photos if possible) so that we can take action.


Apply for a stall site

Step 1.Check you are eligible

A community group is created to provide benefit to members of our local community. Not-for-profits use donations to pursue the organisation’s objectives and to keep the group running. Sites can be booked by these groups to promote information that will benefit the local community or raise money for members of the local community. This could include raffles for sporting clubs or other groups providing information for mental health awareness within the region.

Paid fundraising agencies seeking donations, including agencies that are working on behalf of a not-for-profit organisation, are excluded from booking these sites. This decision has been made as our community finds these activities impact negatively on pedestrians, shoppers and local businesses. 

Stall holding does not include activities such as begging, advertising, promotion of or sale of goods, political rallying, religious spruiking, artists displays and face or body painting and are therefore not allowed.

Step 2.Understand the terms and conditions

A Community Group can book a site for a maximum of 6 hours with a maximum of 3 bookings per annum in one site.

Council reserves the right to withdraw or refuse a booking at any time if the terms and conditions are not met.

Read the full  terms and conditions(PDF, 169KB)

Step 3.Obtain public liability insurance 

Stall holders must obtain their own Public Liability Insurance (for a minimum amount of $5 million) before booking a site. The insurance must cover the booking use, legal liability to the public in respect of personal injury, and include Coffs Harbour City Council as an interested party on the policy. You must have a copy of the required insurance available when using the site so you can present it to any officer of Council who requests it. 

Step 4.Select your stall site

You can book one of these designated areas using our online form:


Footpath Beach Street Woolgoolga, outside the NAB

Footpath Nightingale Street Woolgooga, outside the Pharmacy


Footpath First Avenue Sawtell, outside the RSL

Coffs Harbour

City Square Sails Coffs Harbour, on the eastern corner of Harbour Drive and City Square

Please note: The lane way next to Woolworths in Park Avenue Coffs Harbour is a thoroughfare and bus stop and is therefor not appropriate as a stall site.

Step 5.Submit your application

You will need to indicate you have your insurance when you apply. The application should take about 5 minutes.

Book a designated area

To book outside a designated area, please send us an email detailing exactly where you would like to hold your stall.

What happens next?

You will see a confirmation screen in the booking system that your request has been accepted. You will also receive a confirmation email.

When you hold your stall, please remember to take a copy of your insurance with you. This insurance must be presented for inspection upon request of any officer of Council.