The City of Ballarat is committed to supporting quality outdoor dining venues and lively street culture which enhances the Ballarat streetscape and allows continued growth of our local businesses. The draft Outdoor Dining Guidelines and Busking Guidelines have been developed as practical, informative reference guides for individuals and businesses seeking to introduce outdoor dining or undertake street performance activity.

The draft Guidelines are underpinned by Councils Footpath Trading Policy 2013 and seek to deliver an environment which supports a creative and vibrant city through artistic performance and a variety of quality outdoor dining options.