Permit to Display or Place Goods for Sale in a Public Place - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake footpath trading and display or offer goods, vehicles or merchandise for sale on a carriageway, footpath, road or other public place.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Current public liability insurance coverage ($10 million) is required for the duration of the permit.

To apply for this permit:

  • read the Footpath Trading Guidelines and the Precinct Specific Guidelines (available from the Council's website)
  • read Council's Footpaths Activities Local Law No. 7
  • download, complete and submit the application form together with the Site Plan grid.

Please consult the Council for information on any further requirements and conditions for this permit.

Ongoing requirements

The Council will supply a registration sticker, to be displayed as evidence of the permit approval.

You will need to operate in accordance with the conditions of the permit, endorsed plans and the requirements and objectives as outlined within the guidelines.

Please refer to the Councils website and documents for further details..


Valid from date of issue to 30 June.


30 June each year.



Fees for 2016-17.

Administering agency

City of Port Phillip

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Community Amenity Local Law 1 2013

Contact details

Footpath Trading Unit
City of Port Phillip

Operating address:
99a Carlisle Street
St Kilda, Victoria 3182
Mailing address:
Private Bag 3
St Kilda
Victoria 3182


03 9209 6844


03 9539 2733


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