Permit to Conduct Building Work Out of Hours - City of Melbourne - Victoria


You may require this permit if you intend to carry out building activities outside of normal business hours, which are typically 7:00am - 7:00pm weekdays and 8am - 3pm on Saturday.

Types of activities may include:

  • conducting works
  • activities, events or practices connected with construction
  • demolition or removal of a building or temporary structure (such as fences, outbuildings, masts, poles, etc).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements


You can apply for an Out of Hours Permit if:

  • the building works cannot take place during normal working hours
  • there are over-sized vehicle loads that cannot travel through the city during normal working hours
  • VicRoads would not permit the closure of declared roads during working hours
  • the nature of the works makes it more desirable to be conducted outside working hours
  • it can be demonstrated that the nature of the work will not have an unreasonable impact on local amenity due to the nature, location or duration of the work. You would be required to submit noise or vibration mitigation measures as part of your application.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Out of hours permit:

  • application fee - $55.90
  • permit charge per day - $73.00
  • amendment / extension - $55.90.

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Lodgement process


This application must be lodged more than 48 hours prior to the proposed commencement to allow adequate time for assessment and notification.

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.