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Ture ā-Rohe Hokohoko, Whakahaerenga i ngā Wāhi Tūmatanui 2015

Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015

This bylaw allows us to manage commercial activities and events that use public places in a way that is fair and consistent.

New Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022

We recently reviewed this bylaw and are replacing it with the Auckland Council Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022.

The new bylaw takes effect from 26 February 2022.

The bylaw will continue to regulate trading, events and filming in a similar way to the 2015 bylaw, to meet the needs of Aucklanders, now and in the future.

Key changes to the bylaw

These include:

  • micromobility devices will be regulated under their own licence (not as mobile shops)
  • the default duration of an approval will be extended to 24 months (currently 12 months) unless a shorter or longer duration is specified
  • busking and pavement art will be considered under the street performance licence
  • the definition of ‘trading’ will be clarified by including examples of how certain commercial activities (for example, the delivery of goods and outdoor fitness operations) may not be regulated by the bylaw
  • council mobile service library services and the occasional sale of homemade goods by children outside the house where the goods were made (for example, the sale of lemonade) will be allowed
  • exemptions will be clarified to include permanent art installations, and to retain current exemptions for filming of a private celebration or event, current affairs and news
  • exemptions for non-exclusive use of a place for informal recreation (for example, a picnic in a park by an extended family) and protests will be added
  • a new summary and related information notes will clarify and provide links to the wider regulatory / non-regulatory framework for example, other rules, guidelines and forms.

More information

For more information on the decision to improve the bylaw, see AK Have Your Say - Public trading events and filming bylaw .  

Get a copy of the new Public Trading, Events and Filming Bylaw 2022

What the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw does

Both Auckland Council and Auckland Transport have bylaws that regulate trading, event and filming activities in public places.

The bylaws cover:

  • markets and stalls
  • mobile shops
  • outdoor dining
  • fundraising
  • offering commercial services
  • distributing promotional material or goods
  • outdoor displays
  • street performances and pavement artists
  • filming
  • events.

Get a copy of the current Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw 2015 

Get a copy of the Auckland Transport Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw

Visit the Auckland Transport website for Auckland Transport's Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw. 

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