Permit to Conduct an Event on a Public Road - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct an event, such as a race or competition (other than a car race), on a public road. A permit will be required if the event involves more than thirty competitors or requires a road closure.

Events may be held on a single day or over a series of days, and include but are not limited to, bike road races, marathons, walkathons, and fun-runs. Processions and marches may also require approval. Events that do not require a permit may still need approval from the local council.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you will need to submit an application on behalf of the event organisers, with details of the event, in particular:

  • The organisations involved in the event;
  • The day or days of the event;
  • The approximate number of competitors or people to be involved;
  • The starting and finishing times of the event;
  • The requested route to be followed; and
  • Details of the event management plan in regard to marshalling, safety, amenity and order.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

You will be required to comply with conditions designed to ensure your event is conducted in a safe and orderly manner.

Any breach of the conditions may result in the event being halted and prosecutions laid. It may also jeopardise the issuing of future permits to the applicant / organisation named in the permit.


A permit is required for each event.


On the day of the completion of the event.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval time

Please apply at least two months before the event date.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Act(s) name

Road Safety Act 1986 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Road Safety Awareness and Information Unit
Victoria Police


03 9247 5714


03 9247 5725

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