Permit to Make Noise in a Public Place or Premises - Victoria


You will require this permit if, in a public place, you intend to:

  • play a musical or noise-making instrument
  • allow an alarm to continue after ten minutes
  • play, control, operate or use a loudspeaker, amplifier, microphone, wireless receiving set or broadcasting set
  • sing, shout, spruik or give a proclamation, sermon, speech, or any other 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Non-Amplified Spruiking Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for an Amplified Spruiking Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

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

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 VIC

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.

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
Fax: 03 9658 9439
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)