What you need to know
Moonee Valley’s Activities and General Amenities Local Law 2018 -2028 – amended 2020(pdf, 683KB) (the Local Law) and certification was developed through an extensive and proactive consultation process and came into effect 1 July 2018.
The Community Impact Statement – amended 2020 (pdf, 87KB) explains the process of developing, consulting on and adopting the Local Law.
The Local Law also incorporates the below documents, by reference:
|Incorporated document||Related clause||File detail|
|For Council's Community Managed Events On Council Managed Land Policy click here and search for Community Managed Events On Council Managed Land||2.1|
|Community Managed Events On Council Land – Event Permit Application Form||2.1||pdf, 103KB|
|Community Managed Events On Council Land – Event Risk Management Control Plan||2.1||pdf, 173KB|
|For Council's Mobile Food Vehicle Policy click here and search for Mobile Food Vehicle Policy||2.1 and 4.14|
|For Council's Mobile Food Vehicle Policy Guidelines click here and search for Mobile Food Vehicle Policy Guidelines||2.1 and 4.14|
|Application to Conduct Personal Training/Group Fitness Sessions on Moonee Valley Parklands and Open Spaces||2.1||pdf, 472KB|
|Guidelines to surveillance and privacy in the Victorian public sector||2.1||pdf, 201KB|
|Drone Usage Guidelines and application form||2.1 – 2.2||pdf, 504KB|
|Filming in Moonee Valley Guidelines and application form||2.1.5||pdf, 191kb|
|Behaviour Involving Vehicles Guidelines||2.4||pdf, 8.4MB|
|For Council's Asset Protection Policy click here and search for Asset Protection Policy||3.1 – 3.6|
|For Council's Works Within Road Reserve Policy click here and search Works Within Road Reserve Policy||3.1 – 3.6|
|For Council's Building Over or Adjacent to an Easements (BOE) Policy click here and search for Building Over or Adjacent to an Easements (BOE) Policy||3.1 – 3.6|
|For Council's Drainage Investigations Policy click here and search for Drainage Investigations Policy||3.1 – 3.6|
|Legal Point of Discharge Policy||3.1 – 3.6||pdf, 502KB|
|Temporary Road Closure and Occupancy Policy||3.1 – 3.6||pdf, 428KB|
|For Council's Vehicle Crossings Policy click here and search Vehicle Crossings Policy||3.1 – 3.6|
|For Council's Graffiti Management Policy click here and search for Graffiti Management Policy||4.1|
|Fire Prevention Guidelines||4.11||pdf, 293KB|
|Shopping Trolley Guidelines||4.13||pdf, 298KB|
|For Council's Footpath Trading Policy click here and search for Footpath Trading Policy||4.14|
|Real Estate Agent Temporary Signage Guidelines and application form||4.14||pdf, 287KB|
|For Council's Advertising Signs for Community Events Policy click here and search for Advertising Signs for Community Events Policy||4.14|
|Alcohol Restriction Areas||4.19||pdf, 2.4MB|
|Smoke Free Areas Guidelines||4.20||pdf, 272KB|
|Busking Guidelines and application form||4.24||pdf, 334KB|
|Code of Practice for the Placement of Waste Bins on Roadsides||4.25 and 4.26||pdf, 185KB|
|Waste Collection Guidelines||4.25 and 4.26||pdf, 296KB|
|Noise Control Guidelines||4.29||pdf, 186KB|
|Tree and Canopy Protection Guidelines||4.31||pdf, 711KB|
|Determination of Full Value of Trees for Reinstatement Costs||4.31 and 2.1||pdf, 937KB|
|Building Sites Guidelines||4.32||pdf, 368KB|
|Domestic Animal Management Plan||5.1 – 5.7||pdf, 1.2MB|
|Additional Animal Permit Guidelines and application form||5.1||pdf, 451KB|
|Victorian Code of Practice for the Keeping and Racing of Pigeons||5.1||pdf, 86KB|
|Apiary Code of Practice||5.2||pdf, 1.9MB|
|Nuisance Barking Dog Kit||5.4||pdf, 592KB|
|Specified Wetland Guide||5.7||pdf, 257KB|
|Application for Internal Review||7.2||pdf, 393KB|
|Notice to Comply||7.3||pdf, 278KB|
|Impounding Guidelines||7.5||pdf, 293KB|
Mobile Food Vehicle Policy
Local law permits
Did you know that you need to apply online for a Local Law Permit to carry out any of these activities under The Footpath Trading Policy 2018 which can be viewed by clicking here and searching Footpath Trading Policy;
- Charity Collections
- Charity Intersection Collections
- Temporary Pop up stalls
Applications must be lodged at least 10 days prior to the proposed activity date.
Please note, if required you can obtain hardcopy application forms for temporary pop up stalls from Council's Civic Centre at 9 Kellaway Avenue Moonee Ponds.
Tree and canopy protection requirements
Council's Activities and General Amenities Local Law 2018 (pdf, 996KB), section 4.31.1 states that 'a person must not, without a permit, carry out any works to a Significant tree or Canopy Tree, unless such works are conducted in compliance with Council's Tree and Canopy Protection Guidelines (pdf, 711KB) (being a document incorporated by reference into this Local Law).
We have established alcohol restrictions from 9pm-9am in Flemington, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Airport West, Keilor East and Strathmore.
You can view a map of these areas (pdf, 2.38MB) or alternatively hard copies of this map are available at the Civic Centre and our libraries.
Restriction signs have been installed advising that these restrictions will be enforced by Victoria Police.
We have also provided for a 24-hour restriction on those roads in the vicinity of major venues and events such as the Cox Plate, Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington and events at the Showgrounds. A 24-hr restriction also applies to Racecourse Road, Flemington from Bellair Street to Princess Street and includes Pridham Plaza and McCall Reserve (published in the Victoria Government Gazette on 2 October 2014).
There is a ban on drinking or carrying opened containers of alcohol in Area 1 and Area 2 of Moonee Valley. This restriction applies at all times and is enforced by Victoria Police.
The ban does not affect licensed outdoor dining.
For information on alcohol restriction areas, please contact your local police station.
We will remove and impound abandoned, unregistered or unsafe vehicles from the streets and parks until we find the owner.
We will impound a vehicle 24 hours after an orange sticker has been placed on it, and may dispose of the vehicle if it is not claimed within 21 days with release fees paid.
If you have an orange abandoned sticker on your vehicle, please contact us immediately on 9243 8888.
Claiming an impounded vehicle
Impounded vehicles will only be released to the owner.
To claim your vehicle, you must bring evidence of ownership such as registration papers and drivers licence. You must pay the accrued fees before the vehicle can be released.
Owners and tenants of private, commercial and industrial properties must keep their property in a safe and reasonable state.
Poorly kept properties are unsightly and can be a health and fire hazard. For more information about unsightly property contact our Local Laws unit on 9243 8888.
Disposing of rubbish in a public space, footpath, park or street is illegal. If you are caught littering, you could be issued an on the spot fine from Council Officers. For more information on the littering fine, see the Environment Protection Act 1970.
What is litter?
Litter includes any of the following:
- Cigarette butts
- Dog poo
- General and hard rubbish
- Over-flowing rubbish bins
Burning off rubbish, leaves and unwanted items are not permitted in the City of Moonee Valley.
It is illegal under our local laws and may be a nuisance and health risk to neighbours.
Our officers carry out inspections prior to the summer period, and notices may be issued to remove a fire hazard.
Keep your grass trimmed short to reduce the risk of further spreading a potential fire.
If you rent or own a home in Moonee Valley, you must ensure that footpaths next to your property are free of obstructions to pedestrians and traffic.
Overhanging trees and shrubs should not hang lower than 2.4 metres above the footpath and nature strip.
Abandoned shopping trolleys
Shopping Trolleys that are not returned to their owner are considered litter. They can be a hazard to road users and are unsightly in our streets, parks and reserves.
People are encouraged to report Abandoned Shopping Trolleys in the following ways;
- Woolsworth/ Safeway
- Big W
- Dan Murphy's
- 1st Choice
Bees and wasps
If you have bees or wasps on private property you are responsible for the removal. You will need to contact a licensed pest controller or apiarists.
Do not attempt to remove it yourself.
If the nest is on council land, in parks, pools or on buildings contact us on 9243 8888 who will organise the removal.
If the bees or wasps are on a light pole, contact:
For more information on bees or wasps contact our Animal Management Team on 9243 8888.
How to appeal a Local Laws or Animal Infringement
If you are issued with an infringement for an alleged breach of Council’s Activities and General Amenities Local Law 2018 or the Domestic Animals Act 1994, you can apply to have the matter reviewed.
Under the Infringements Act 2006, each matter can only be reviewed once but you also have the right to have the matter heard before a Magistrate.
To apply for internal review, please complete and submit an application for internal review.
Filming in Moonee Valley
With stunning parks and reserves, quirky cafes and incredible historical sites, Moonee Valley is bursting with potential film locations. However, if you’re filming on public land, a permit may be required.
Our City Compliance department will be your single point of contact during the application process.
A wide range of productions may require a filming permit, including:
- commercial (we require a film permit for all commercial filming activities conducted in public space)
A filming permit ensures, among other things that public space is used safely and disruptions to residents and the public is kept to a minimum. Applicant will require a minimum 12 weeks’ notice to Council prior to any filming commencing. For more information contact us on 9243 8888.
We do not charge a processing fee for film permits, however fees apply for the use of some council resources including:
Filming in parks:
- $625 (half day 7am-12 noon)
- $1,240 (full day 7am-5pm)
Road Occupancy Permit - $126 (application fee) and $1 per sqm per day.
We will notify you in writing, via post, including terms and conditions that apply and any associated fees.
You can start filming as soon as your permit is approved.
When filming is over, the location must be left in the same condition as it was found. If it has been changed or damaged in any way, the production company is responsible for restoring it to its original condition and paying for any repairs.
- You can call our City Compliance Department on 9243 8888
- Download our guide to filming in Moonee Valley (pdf)
- Full details of filmmaker responsibilities can be found in Film Victoria’s Victorian Screen Industry Code of Conduct.
- Before you start filming, if you need to submit a Road Occupancy Request
- Visit VicRoads for more information. You may require a permit from them if you are filming on arterial roads or using specialist filming vehicles etc.
- If filming is likely to affect public transport in any way, you must submit an Event Notification Form to Public Transport Victoria.
- Download Film Victoria’s Commercial Guide for RPA’s
- Download Film Victoria’s Basic Scouting and Location Management Guide for Students
What steps do I need to take to get a film permit?
Before you apply online for your Council filming permit, you may need to:
- Organise Public Liability Insurance (minimum cover $10 million).
- Apply for a Road Occupancy Permit a minimum of ten working days prior to filming (if parking is required).
- Apply for a permit to operate a Drone for commercial filming (if required)
- Contact relevant external agencies for any additional approvals before filming begins.
- You must complete the Police Filming Notification Form if your filming involves use of firearms, special effects, stunts etc.
- Contact local residents and businesses regarding your intention to film (including your contact details) a minimum of five days before filming starts.
Please note: Some sensitive locations may require detailed discussion over a period of time prior to a filming application being submitted.