Running a business

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Permits and approvals

Our self-assessment tool gives you a list of approvals and permits you might need.

Just answer a few simple questions.

Our Business Permit Applications Guidelines(PDF, 462KB) can also help you with permits.

For help, email businessconcierge@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call 8290 3222.

Planning approval

If the self-assessment tool shows you need planning approval, go to our eplanning portal to apply.

Find out more on our Business permits and regulations page.

Call our Planning Services team on 8920 1333 to confirm your planning requirements.

Building permit

If the self-assessment shows you need a building permit, go to Apply for a building permit for an application form.

Call our Building Services team on 8290 1333 to confirm your permit requirements.

Finding the right permit

Visit our Business permits and regulations page to:

  • find, and
  • download

the permits and rules for different activities in Stonnington.

Need help?

Find out more at Supporting local business.

For help with permits, email businessconcierge@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call 8290 3222.