Businesses wanting to use footpaths for commercial activities - such as displaying items for sale, and placing dining tables and chairs on footpaths - must hold a Footpath Trading Permit. Footpaths less than 2.5m wide may not be used for footpath trading.
Our Footpath Trading Policy guides the management and use of footpaths by the community and businesses.
All retailers that operate a business beside Council-controlled footpaths must abide by the Footpath Trading Policy.
Our policy aims to:
When applying for a Footpath Trading Permit, which includes table and chairs, display of goods and A frame signs, the following steps must be followed:
Please specify exact square meterage on application form along with appropriate payment
We accept cheque, cash, credit card or EFTPOS, but mailed applications can only be paid by cheque at City of Whittlesea Locked Bag 1, Bundoora MDC VIC 3083.
Businesses applying for a permit to place Tables and Chairs, Display of Goods and A-Frame signs on the footpath must adhere to the following conditions:
We will respond to your application within 3-5 business days and we will advise whether an inspection of the site is required before approving the permit.
The permit expiry date is displayed on your Footpath Trading permit. A renewal letter and/or email will be sent out to the permit holder 2-3 weeks before the permit is to expire.
You must submit a new copy of your public liability insurance with your renewal application. You can renew your permit in the following ways: