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Street activities permit application form

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See information about street trading and activities 

To conduct street activities that impact on the footpath area, you will need to apply for a permit. In some cases, a Planning Permit and/or Food Act Registration may also be required.

Street Activities Extension Permit

Do you want to expand your dining and table service onto defined areas of public land including footpaths, streets, laneways, and appropriate on-street car parking spaces? Then you can apply for both the Street Activities and Street Activities Extension here

Already have a  permit?

Permits expire annually on 30 June. A renewal notices will be sent to you before this date. 

Activities that require a permit

  • Tables and chairs
  • Goods display
  • A-Frame sign displays (2 maximum)
  • Shade shelters, umbrellas
  • Freestanding barrier screens
  • Pot plants or planter boxes
  • Queuing for licensed premises

Street activities guidelines and policy

For detailed information on requirements please read:

Application process

1. Prepare required documentation:

  • Public Liability Insurance (Certificate of Currency) with a minimum indemnity of $20 million 
  • Sketch plan of preferred location of items, noting also any permanent fixtures.

2. Apply for Street Activities Permit

You can apply online or in writing:

3. Assessment.

If approved, you will receive a permit within 10 business days of your application being received.

You should also:

  • have a COVID Safe Plan
    When preparing the plan, ensure you have considered the following:
    • How will your venue be able to accommodate patron safety and physical distancing? 
    • Will the extension to your trading parameters still allow adequate access for pedestrians, residents and essential vehicles? 
    • What will the impact of your expanded trading be on local residents and neighbouring non-hospitality businesses?

    For more information on what should be included in your COVID Safe Plan, visit the Business Victoria website. 

    For more information on guidance for the Food Services sector, view the FAQs on the Business Victoria website.

  • have a relevant business Liquor Licence
    If you need to apply for a Temporary Limited Licence to extend your business ‘red line’ area or apply for a new licence, go to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation website. Depending on whether your business is on public or private land, different considerations need to be made. For the most up to date information on what is required, visit the VCGLR website

Street activities fees for outdoor dining

Council acknowledges the restrictions have had a significant impact on hospitality businesses within Maroondah.

To ensure we continue to support these businesses over the next 12 months, Council will waive all fees associated with Street Activities permits for outdoor dining and for extension of dining permits. Current and new permits that involve tables and chairs are free of charge until 30 June 2022.

What you need to do:

  • No payment is required for the extended 12-month period
  • Please ensure that you maintain a current public liability ‘certificate of currency’ during this time and provide a copy for Council records
  • All conditions of your current permit remain. Please continue to adhere to Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions and guidance regarding business operations. 

Footpath access

A corridor must be maintained on the footpath and items such as signs, goods, tables or chairs may not occupy a minimum distance of 1.2m from the building/property line of a business.

Areas for each zone vary subject to local conditions. These variations will be considered as each application is assessed.

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