Roadside dining

Stonnington’s roadside dining program returns to support businesses re-opening in line with the Victorian Government's re-opening roadmap.

Roadside dining continues to be fee free. All permit fees and basic infrastructure costs will be waived for eligible businesses until 30 April 2022. Fees for the Roadside Dining program will commence as of May 2022.

A 'parklet' refers to a re-purposed car space/s converted for roadside dining, for exclusive use by a business.

There are two options for businesses:

  • A Summer Roadside Dining permit to establish a parklet for six months from 1 November 2021 to 30 April 2022. The deadline to apply for a Summer Roadside Dining permit is 31 December 2021.
  • An annual 365 Roadside Dining permit for businesses looking for a year-round parklet.

Participants in the 2021 to 2022 Summer Roadside Dining program will require a new application each year.

Holders of the 365 Roadside Dining permit will have the option to renew their permit annually. Applications will continue to be received after 31 December 2021.

Please note that we can only allow roadside dining where safe to do so and businesses already in the program need to make an application to extend their current permits.

Please also note that a roadside dining permit does not extend any liquor licence (red line). Visit the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation website for further information on temporary licenses for external areas. 

Apply for your permit