Below are all the permits in Stonnington for starting, running or changing a business.
Not sure where to start? Our Permit Finder can help you understand what permits you might need, or you can contact our Business Concierge who will step you through the process.
All food-related must be registered with Council. Depending on your business, there may be other permits or obligations to keep the public safe.
From roadside dining to footpath trading, our outdoor trading program gives businesses other revenue streams.
You need a Planning Permit if you are making changes to your business or the land it’s on.
You may need a Building Permit if you want to change or add to your business premises including building internal fit-outs.
You need an additional permit and a liquor license if you want to serve or sell alcohol safely.
Opening a rooming house, hostel, hotel or motel means you need to register your business with Council.
Opening or changing a beauty, hair or health business means you need to be registered to help keep your customers safe.
If you want to conduct any promotional activities, street sampling or fundraising for your business outside your usual premises, you will need a permit.
Apply for an Event Permit if you want to hold a business-related or promotional event on Council land or in public spaces.
You need a permit to film a TV show, movie, music videos, student films or still photography on Council land.
You will need a Busking Permit to perform on the streets of Stonnington, to ensure the public are entertained, not inconvenienced.
Apply for this permit if you want to conduct personal training sessions in some of Stonnington’s beautiful public parks and reserves.
If you are looking to open a business that is buying, selling, rearing, training or boarding domestic animals, you will need a permit.
For community organisations who want to advertise their event with signage on Council land.