Street activities permit application form

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.

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


Use this form to apply for a Street activities permit.

Apply online

By email, in person or by mail

Step 2.Submit the completed form and any supporting documents 

3. Assessment

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

You should also:

  • 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.
  • meet all food safety requirements
    Find out your responsibilities on the Victorian Government Health website

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.