Business Permits

1.Footpath trading permit

Businesses that want to place items on the footpath or on Council land such as signs, merchandise or tables require a footpath trading permit application, which can be found on our Forms page .

2.How do I apply for a Permit?

  • Complete the footpath trading application form
  • Permits are subject to fees which are shown on the application form
  • Ensure you meet the applicant checklist requirements before submitting
  • Submission of forms and fees can be made in person or by mail, as per our ‘Contact us’ page

For more information please contact our Local Laws Department on (03) 5450 9333.

3.House to House Trading Permit

Community hospitality and generosity are valued features of a rural community, but this must be balanced against the rights of every person to not be excessively imposed upon in their home, street or vehicle by charitable collectors, commercial traders or any other organisations.

If you want to:

(a) solicit or collect any gifts of money, subscriptions or waste materials; or

(b) distribute any handbills, information brochures or books; or

(c) sell or offer goods or services for sale;

from any Council Land or go house to house, you will require a permit.

Go to our Forms Page to find the relevant application forms.

4.Roadside trading

A permit is required to erect or place on any Road or Council Land a vehicle, caravan, trailer, table, stall or other similar structure for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any goods or services.

This does not include short‐term outdoor community events on Council Land, although such events may be subject to a Permit under Clause 76 of Council Local Laws.

Go to our Forms Page  to find the relevant application forms.

Go to our Food Premises page for more information about food safety requirements.

5.Busking 

Buskers, street performers and artists add activity, colour and interest to the public space. Council welcomes quality buskers/street performers but recognises that any performer/activity must not adversely affect pedestrian movement, safety or become a nuisance.

Busking is defined as performing to the public, whether by acting, juggling, singing, playing a musical instrument or otherwise entertaining passers‐by, with or without collecting money.

6.Do I need a permit?

Yes

No

A permit is required to busk or perform to the public, or play any musical instrument or use any sound amplification equipment.

 


A permit is not required for busking which is part of a short‐term outdoor community event on Council Land, although such events may be subject to a Permit under Clause 76 of Council Local Laws.

Go to our Forms Page  to find the relevant application forms.

Items to be provided with application

  • Payment - details of the application and permit fee required are shown on the application
    • Details of type of amplification equipment to be used
    • A site plan of proposed location of equipment and cabling/electrical cords