What you need to know

Fast-tracked footpath trading permits


Join the outdoor economy, with fast-tracked footpath trading for 2021/22.

We are helping retailers take advantage of footpath trading without the wait-times or fees of a formal permit.

We know lockdown was tough on our traders. To further support our local businesses, we’ve created a process that allows retailers to enjoy footpath trading without having to progress a formal footpath trading permit application. The informal arrangement will last for the duration of the 21/22 financial year and it’s FREE.

To take advantage of the fast-tracked footpath trading this year, complete and return the Trader Declaration form today!

Footpath Trading is essential to Moonee Valley businesses and not only enhances the vibrancy to some of the most loved and popular shopping strips but aims to improve access and safety for shoppers, people with disability, and people with prams.

Find out more information about footpath trading permits here.

Already have a formal footpath permit, or a formal trading application in progress? Read on below.

Current formal footpath trading permits expire on 30 June 2022.

What do the changes mean for businesses?

  • Footpath trading renewal notices will be distributed at the end of June 2022.
  • Businesses will be given 30 days to pay their renewal notice.
  • Business owners who receive a footpath trading permit renewal notice can apple for hardship consideration through Council’s hardship process.

We understand that many businesses have been doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic and has provided support through a range of proactive measures. This has included waiving and refunding footpath trading permit application fees for the 20/21 financial year, equating to $50,460 of footpath trading permit fees being waived and $11,045 in refunds being processed.

We are continuing to actively support businesses through grants, workshops and COVID Business Concierge Officers. More information regarding support being offered by Council for individuals or businesses experiencing hardship can be found here.