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Street appeals

If you wish to do a street appeal in Porirua City, you need to apply to us for a permit.

Applying for a permit

If you wish to do a street appeal in Porirua City, you need to apply to us for a permit.

We'll check our events calendar to see if the proposed date, time and place are available.

If we already have bookings for that time or place, we'll talk to you about other options.

Apply online

Please complete all mandatory fields with a

Please choose where you intend to hold the street appeal
Please state the date/s required, and starting/ending times
Please list and describe any equipment, eg tables, signs, you will be using
Please state how many collectors will be operating
Email address we can send the permit to
By submitting this application, I agree to comply with the permit terms and conditions.

Hard copy application form

Bring your completed application form to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua, or email to


There's no fee for this permit.

Electricity connections

NO power connection is available in the central business district around Cobham Court. You’ll need to make your own arrangements.

Conditions for Street Appeals

You can use a table (max 2), stands, props, furniture, lighting or other equipment if they are:

  • Professionally designed and built
  • Safe for their intended use and don’t pose any danger to the public 
  • Removed from the site after your appeal has finished.

Your street appeal cannot:

  • Make it difficult to access nearby shops, businesses or premises
  • Make excessive noise that is intrusive to others.

Read about using public spaces in Porirua City - Bylaw Part 11 Public Places (82KB pdf)