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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.


  • 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. Complete your application.

Street activities application form  (pdf, 664KB)

Street activities application form  (docx, 160KB)

2. Prepare required documentation:

  • Public Liability (Certificate of Currency) 
    • noting Maroondah City Council as interested party, and 
    • a minimum indemnity of $20 million 
  • Registered Food Act permit number or copy of permit
  • sketch plan of preferred location of items, noting also any permanent fixtures.

3. Submit your application, all required documentation and applicable fee:

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


Permits expire annually on 30 September. Renewal notices are sent before this date. 

Fees and charges

Fees are charged are based on the amount of items you require on the street.

See fees and charges

Charity and community groups must complete an application form but are not required to pay the permit fee.

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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