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Footpath trading permit
Footpath trading permit
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If you are operating a business within Moonee Valley and wish to place items on the footpath, you may be required to obtain a Footpath Trading Permit.
Footpath trading permits are required for:
- street activation ( umbrellas, pot and planter boxes)
- display of goods ( fruit and veg, flowers)
- outdoor dining
The Footpath Trading Policy is designed to balance the needs of both pedestrians and businesses. It aims to improve access and safety for shoppers, people with disability, and people with prams, while at the same time assisting businesses and enhancing the vibrancy of our popular shopping strips.
Step 1 – If you are unsure if you require a permit, complete the Business Permit Checklist
Step 2 – Read our Footpath Trading Policy 2018
Step 3 – Complete and submit your application below attaching a copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate (for $20 million)
Step 4 – Your application will be assessed by our City Compliance team and any other relevant departments within Council
Step 5 – An inspection may be conducted if required
Step 6 – You will receive email confirmation of your permit approval with request for payment
Step 7 – Once paid, you will receive your Footpath Trading Permit sticker in the mail
NOTE: If you are applying for fixed glass café screens, upon your application being approved you will also need to apply for a Minor Works Consent permit.
|Street Activation ( pots and planter boxes)||Free|
|Restricted Display of Goods ( Fruit and Veg or Plant and Flowers)||$603.50|
|Advertising Signs and other small structures||$213.50|
*note: that if you are applying for fixed café screens, a fee will apply to your minor works application which is required prior to the implementation of any fixed screens.
|Storage frontage 0-3.99m||$437|
|Store Frontage 4-4.99m||$546|
|Store Frontage 5-5.99m||$655.50|
|Store Frontage 6-6.99m||$764.50|
|Store frontage 7m or more||$983|
|Store frontage Dual frontage||$983|
|Partial use of store frontage**||Determined upon assessment of application|
**Where an area is interrupted by public infrastructure or where Council agrees to an area being used in a reduced capacity.
How to appeal a Local Laws Infringement
If you are issued with an infringement for an alleged breach of Council’s Activities and General Amenities Local Law 2018, 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 online application.
Need more information?
Visit our Local Laws page for:
- Moonee Valley’s Activities and General Amenities Local Law 2018 -2028 – amended 2020(pdf, 683KB)(the Local Law)
- Application to Conduct Personal Training/Group Fitness Sessions on Moonee Valley Parklands and Open Spaces
- Mobile Food Vehicle Policy and Guidelines and Application
Visit the Business page on our website for further information and to get in touch with our friendly Small Business Engagement Officer.