Permit to Drive Vehicles on Public Areas other than Roads - City of Melbourne - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to drive a vehicle in a public place other than on a road. This includes accessing private property through a public place, and entering or exiting a building site by means other than an established vehicle crossing. A public place means all land owned, leased, managed or occupied by a public body, including Council.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To apply for a vehicle access permit, you must:

  • be a business that is servicing properties (delivering goods or services) in Swanston Street or Bourke Street Mall
  • (for Bourke Street Mall) be servicing a business that has no alternative access to its premises
  • be verified in writing by your client
  • not be operating a bus, coach, taxi or ride share service or vehicle.

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


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Additional information

When you apply, you will need to upload a letter, on letterhead, from your client.

  • Your client’s premises must be located in the area where you are applying for a permit.
  • The letter must state the area where you require access, and the pick-up/drop-off points.
  • Your client’s premises must be serviceable only from Bourke Street Mall if you are applying for a Bourke Street Mall permit.

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.