A permit is required for a number of activities in Kempsey Shire.
Council's Schedule of Fees and Charges(PDF, 2MB) lists permit fees for the current financial year.
Council-issued permits and approvals
Amusement rides and devices
Approval to operate an amusement device(PDF, 404KB)
Use of banner poles application(PDF, 220KB)
Beach driving permit (amateur)
Application for motor vehicle permit - amateur(PDF, 76KB)
Beach driving permit (professional)
Application for motor vehicle permit - professional(PDF, 52KB)
Beauty and skin penetration
Registration for Hairdresser and Skin Penetration(PDF, 66KB)
Busking application form(PDF, 425KB)
Commercial use of footpaths
Commercial use of footpaths application form(PDF, 176KB)
Consumption of alcohol on public reserve
Consumption of alcohol on public reserve application(PDF, 64KB)
Event on Council-managed land
Events management application form(PDF, 307KB)
Filming and photography application form(PDF, 73KB)
Public gate permit
Approval, inspection and maintenance of public gates and bypass (grids)(PDF, 1MB)
Approval to erect signboards on council property(PDF, 518KB)
Street stalls and raffles
Street stall and raffle ticket sales application(PDF, 79KB)
Surf school licence application form(PDF, 703KB)
Tree removal permit
Application for permission to clear vegetation
Please contact us if you have any questions about permits and approvals.
A liquor licence is required to sell alcohol. To see the different licence types and apply for your licence, go to Liquor and Gaming NSW.
A permit is required to keep:
- a cat over four months of age that is not desexed
- a declared dangerous dog
- a restricted dog by breed.
You can obtain a permit from the NSW Pet Registry.
Fire permits are available free of charge from the Rural Fire Service.
For outdoor dining approval for your cafe or restaurant, you can apply through Service NSW.