Business Permits

Footpath and Advertising Signs

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You will need a permit if you want to display goods or trade on the footpaths in Darebin.

If you want to trade or display goods on the footpath you need to

The following Permit Fees for Footpath items apply:

  • Advertising Sign Placement $102.50
  • Free-standing display units - Goods $ 250.00
  • Tables $25.00 each
  • Chairs $25.00 each
  • Bench seats $90.00 each
  • Umbrella $45 each 
  • Portable heater $45 each
  • Plant boxes $45 each
  • Fixed Cafe Screen $143.50
  • Temporary Cafe Barriers $143.50
  • Real Estate Pointer Boards $550.00 per agency
Advertising Signs

Advertising signs play a major role in promoting business and community events within the Darebin. Outdoor Advertising Policies and Guidelines have been established to ensure correct procedure is followed.  Advertising signs erected on Council land without Council permission will be impounded.

Types of Advertising Signs 

Applications are required for all advertising signs erected within the City of Darebin. There are currently three categories of Advertising signs:
Further Information:
Customer Service
Ph: 8470 8888

Skip Bins, Shipping Containers and Machinery

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Permits are required before placing skip bins, shipping containers or machinery on public roads or land.
Skip Bins

Skip Bin companies wishing to place skip bins (mini skips) on public land within Darebin must first obtain a permit.

Please ensure you read through the 2016/2017 Bulk Rubbish Containers - Guidelines for Suppliers. Failing to obtain a permit prior proceeding with the work or complying with council guidelines will incur penalties and fines.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Skip Bin Placement Notification and Contract Form
  2. Lodge your application

  3. On approval you will receive an invoice.

 

Shipping Containers

A permit is required to place a shipping container on public land within Darebin. Applications must be lodged at least 4 days prior to the date of use.

The container must not be placed for longer than 12 hours on any public asset.

Containers cannot be placed:

  • On a Vic Roads declared main road
  • In a no stopping/clearing or other non-permitted areas
  • Within 30 metres of an intersection
  • Within 30 metres of a school
  • The placement of the container must not interfere with the normal traffic or pedestrian flow of the street. 
How to Apply 
  1. Complete the Shipping Container Placement on Council Land Form
  2. Lodge your application
  3. On approval you will receive an invoice.

Temporary Obstructions

A permit is required prior to the placement of machinery (e.g. scissor lift) on Council land and conditions adhered to. Applications must be lodged at least 4 days prior to the date of use.

The machinery must not be placed for any longer than 8 hours on any public asset.


Machinery cannot be placed:

  • On a Vic Roads declared main road
  • In a no stopping/clearing or other non-permitted areas
  • Within 30 metres of an intersection
  • Within 30 metres of a school
  • The placement of the machinery must not interfere with the normal traffic or pedestrian flow of the street. 

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Application for Temporary Obstruction on Council Land Form
  2. Lodge your application
  3. On approval you will receive an invoice.

Mobile Traders

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Mobile or Itinerant traders are mobile food vans, ice cream vendors, mobile flower sellers etc.

Mobile Traders

Traders (e.g. mobile food vans, ice cream vendors, mobile flower sellers) must obtain an Mobile Vendor Permit from Council in order to sell goods or services.

Conditions do apply, for instance Public Liability Insurance must be obtained prior to trade.

Traders must not conduct business within a 500m radius of an established business (business trading from a building) whose prime product is of a similar nature. Traders must comply with all health and traffic regulations.

Permit Fees (per year): Itinerant Traders $1,764.00 Permit period is 1 July to 30 June each year.

Further Information
Customer Service
Phone: 8470 8888

Liquor Licenses

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A Planning Permit may be required to if you intend to sell and/or consume liquor from your site or premises.

If you or your organization intends to supply liquor in Victoria you must apply for a Liquor Licence. A Planning Permit may be required to sell and/or consume liquor from the site.

Step 1:

You need to speak to the Liquor Licensing Victoria (1300 182 457) to obtain advice on what sort of Liquor Licence you require.

Step 2:

When you know the type of Liquor Licence you require you need to contact us to check if a Planning Permit is required.

Step 3: (Planning Permit Required)

If you need a Planning Permit firstly you need to read the Sale or Consumption of Liquor Planning Information Kit carefully.

To ensure that we can process your application as quickly as possible, complete the checklist for applications and ensure that you have provided all the necessary documentation.

Please contact us if you are unclear on any aspect of your application.

Further Information:
Statutory Planning
Ph: (03) 8470 8850
Email: townplanning@darebin.vic.gov.au

Charity Collectors

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Charities are required to obtain permission from Council prior to conducting any fundraising activities.

Charity Fundraising

 

Fundraising permits allow charities to collect pledge donations and funds within the City of Darebin.

 

Permits are issued by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association. Pledge permits are only offered to charities registered with the PFRA.

 

Further Information

www.pfra.org.au

 

 

 Intersection collections

Charities are required to obtain permission from Council prior to conducting any intersection collections. 

Once permission has been granted, you will be supplied with a 'Letter of No Objection' from Council which you must present to the Victoria Police Policy in order to obtain a permit. 

You must wait until you receive a permit notification from the Victorian Police before you can conduct a collection.

Conditions must also be observed, such as a limited number of collections per charity per year.

Approved Intersections:

  • Broadway and High Street, Reservoir
  • Edwardes Street and Spring Street, Reservoir
  • Cheddar Road and High Street, Reservoir
  • Darebin Road and Victoria Street, Thornbury
  • Dundas Street and Victoria Street, Thornbury
  • High Street and Normanby Avenue, Thornbury
  • St Georges Road and Normanby Avenue, Thornbury
  • St Georges Road and Hutton Street, Thornbury    

Further Information
Customer Service
Ph: 8470 8888