Permit to Make Noise in a Public Place - City of Melbourne - Victoria


You may require this permit if you intend to:

  • use a loudspeaker, amplifier, microphone, wireless receiving set or broadcasting set
  • sing, shout, spruik or deliver a public address.

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 permit for non-amplified spruiking, you need to submit an application form.

To apply for a permit for amplified spruiking, you need to apply by letter, and address the following criteria guidelines:

  • Whether it is a permanent or temporary request;
  • The nature of amplified spruiking proposed - whether it entails a constant or loud harangue and is likely to cause complaints (supported by a complaint mitigation strategy);
  • Whether amplified spruiking at this site has achieved an iconic status; and
  • Whether there are other positive and distinctive features created by the spruiker.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with the spruiking Code of Conduct.


As specified on the permit.


Permit is only valid for 12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Spruiking and Touting. Fees for 2020-21.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Spruiking Practice Guide - DOC (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

Activities Local Law 2009

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Street Trading

City of Melbourne

Operating address: 90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)