Permit to Erect a Hoarding, Gantry or Scaffolding on Council Land - Darebin City Council - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to put up a hoarding, scaffolding or gantry on public or council owned land, this includes roads, footpaths and nature strips.

Hoardings are high temporary fences or structures enclosing a demolition site or a building site during building works, to restrict access and provide protection to the public.

Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures.

Gantry means a structure, which covers a public way and provides protection from both the side and overhead from building and / or maintenance works.

While hoardings on public land are most commonly erected around a construction site, they can also be erected for other purposes such as painting or erecting a sign. At least 1.5 metres of footpath must be kept clear for pedestrians and the area occupied must be securely barricaded for public safety.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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

You must have evidence of public liability insurance to a minimum value of $10 million.


As specified by permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Single dwelling (Class 1 and 10) $105 per week. Fees for 2021-22

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Non-main road: $4/m2 per week. Fees for 2021-22

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Main road: $5.50/m2 per week. Fees for 2021-22

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Temporary road closure: $630 per day. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $290.45

Application fee for consent to erect precautions over the street alignment. You will also be required to pay a daily charge, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 1 2015

Lodgement process


Application form and supporting information should be submitted to council.

Administering agency

Darebin City Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Local Laws Officer

Darebin City Council

Operating address: 274 Gower Street
Preston, Victoria 3072
Mailing address: PO BOX 91
Preston, Victoria 3072
Phone: 03 8470 8888
Fax: 03 8470 8877
Website: City of Darebin (Opens in new window)