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Itinerant trading

Itinerant trading

Do I require a permit?

You will require an itinerant trading permit if you wish to sell, provide goods or services or fundraise on Council land or footpath.

You can apply for a permit by completing an application form and returning to Council with all relevant documents and accompanying fee.

What do I need to provide as part of the application?

  • A completed application form
  • Insurance certificate showing dates of coverage and $20 million in public liability
  • Written approval from the business or proprietor you are intending on trading in front of
  • Applicable fees paid for or alternatively an invoice can be issued

If you are you selling food

Please note: allow up to 5 business days for processing. Failure to supply all relevant documentation will result in a delay in processing.


Fees are renewed annually.

2022/23 Fees
1 day $40.50*
2 to 12 days per year $61*
12 to 24 days per year $173*

* Charity or non-for-profit organisations are eligible for a 50% discount.

Conditions placed on approved permits

The following are examples of conditions which may be placed on a permit, please be aware this is not a complete list and is dependent upon the type of application:

  • The permit is issued on the condition that the permit holder maintains a policy of public liability insurance to the value of at least $20 million for the entire term of the permit.
  • The trading activity must not pose a hazard or inconvenience to motorists or passers-by.
  • A walkway zone of at least 1.80 metres must remain clear at all times.
  • At the end of trading each day all rubbish is to be removed and the area is to be left in a clean and tidy condition. Council’s public place bins are not for commercial waste i.e. waste generated from the manufacturing of your products or leftover food waste.
  • The sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • The permit holder must remove themselves from an area if requested to do so by an Authorised Officer.
  • Council reserves the right to alter or vary the permit at any time. Council will notify the permit holder 7 days before the permit is changed or varied.
For more information contact:
Public Health Services
Phone: (03) 5036 2591

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