Road Occupation Permit

You need to apply for a Road Occupation Permit if you intend to occupy Council land while doing any of the following:

  • Carry out construction works or use a concrete pump.
  • Use a mobile crane or travel tower (if you apply for a crane permit, and the crane overhangs or encroaches above a property not related to your works, you need written consent from the airspace owner).
  • Store building materials, plants, equipment, site sheds or machinery.

We need a minimum of 10 days to assess applications.

If other referrals are needed, we may need longer than 10 days.

Apply for Road Occupation Permit

Apply online for Road Occupation Permit through eServices.

As part of the application, you need to provide:

  • A completed application form(DOC, 1022KB).
  • A fully scaled, detailed site plan indicating the size and site.
  • VicRoads Memorandum of Authorisation (MoA), if necessary. (If your works are on a designated VicRoads road, you need to provide a MoA.)
  • A detailed traffic management plan.
  • A copy of a current certificate of public liability for $20 million.


  • Application fee for road occupation permit: $224
  • Occupation fee, if relevant (for storage materials, site sheds, etc.): $9 per m²/week
  • Cranes & lifting devices fee if relevant: $224 per day

Hoarding and barricades

Hoarding and barricades protect the public during construction.

They also secure a site when nobody's there.

You must have a permit in place before putting up hoarding, a protective barrier or temporary fencing on Council land.

If a hoarding is required for a building permit, you’ll need a Report and Consent - Precautions Over Street from Council before the building permit is issued.

When you have your Report and Consent, you can apply for a hoarding permit.

Applying for hoarding and barricades

Apply for hoarding and barricades through eServices portal.

You need to provide with your application:

  • A completed application form(DOC, 2MB).
  • A fully-scaled, detailed site plan indicating the size and site of the hoarding. The plan should also include physical constraints such as pits, poles, drainage points and street trees.
  • A detailed traffic management plan.
  • A copy of a current certificate of public liability for $20 million.


Refer to the Building Local Laws Fee Schedule.

More information

For more information, call us on 8290 1333 or email