Road and footpath closure permit application form

Builders and contractors planning to undertake works on Council-owned roads, footpaths or naturestrips are required to have a road and/or footpath closure permit before works commence.

More about road and footpath closures

Based on the number of enquiries received by the Traffic Engineering Team, the assessment timeframe for a Road and Footpath Closure Permit application is 10 business days.

Should additional information be required, further time will be added to the assessment timeframe.

Please note: Council’s Engineers generally do not fast-track assessments. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide appropriate lead-time for the assessment of their application and to schedule works dates with due consideration of the application process and expected timeframes. If you have not received a response to your application following 10 business days, please contact us to request a status update.

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You will need to provide:

  • current Public Liability Insurance – Certificate of Cover
  • a Traffic Management Plan (incorporating a job site risk assessment). For works that require traffic management when workers are not on site (for example, when concrete is curing overnight), an After-care Traffic Management Plan is also required.
  • a VicRoads approved Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA), if conducting works on an Arterial Road
  • a VicRoads approved Memorandum of Authorisation (MOA), if Major Traffic Control Items will be utilised, such as temporary traffic signals
  • written notification to affected businesses/residents/public transport providers if applicable 
  • notification to Emergency Services of possible detours or expected significant delays.



Use this form to apply for a road and footpath closure permit.

Apply online

You will need to enter the details of the street, your details, and specific information relating to the closure for this application.

Applying regularly? Log in or register online.

In person or by mail

Step 2.Submit the completed form and any supporting documents

You can also call 1300 88 22 33 to have an application form mailed to you.