Permit to Distribute Handbills - City of Melbourne - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to display, hand out or distribute:

  • handbills
  • notices
  • pamphlets
  • flyers
  • any other form of advertising or promotional material to persons or premises.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must supply a certificate of currency for public liability insurance.

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


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $100.00

Per location, per day. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Approval time

Allow at least ten working days prior to intended activity day.

Additional information

You are required to print 'Do not litter' on the handbill in at least size 10 font.

You may also need written authorisation (on company letterhead) from businesses which you intend to distribute handbills from out the front of their premises.

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.

Supporting information