Footpath trading permits

If you are operating a business within Moonee Valley and wish to place items on the Footpath, you may be required to obtain a Footpath Trading Permit.

Footpath trading permits are required for:

  • street activation ( umbrellas, pot and planter boxes)
  • display of goods ( fruit and veg, flowers)
  • advertising
  • outdoor dining

The Footpath Trading Policy is designed to balance the needs of both pedestrians and businesses. it aims to improve access and safety for shoppers, people with disability, and people with prams, while at the same time assisting businesses and enhancing the vibrancy of our popular shopping strips.

Footpath Trading Policy 2018.

The main changes from the 2015 policy are around the provision of street markers, charity collectors, and the calculation of fees in order to make footpath trading more accessible and fairer to all traders.See the Footpath Trading Policy 2018 (pdf, 264KB).

For more information, contact our Council on 9243 8888.

Apply for a permit

Whether you are a new or established business and want to apply for a Footpath Trading Permit you will need to complete a small business application form.

The single application form has been developed to assist business owners in applying for one or more permits from Council. If you would like any information or assistance in setting up your small business, you can contact our Economic Development unit on 9243 8866 or email

If you only need one permit ( Footpath Trading) and don't feel like you need the support of our Small Business Engagement Officer, you can contact Council's City Compliance team on 9243 8888.


Permit fees ( half fees apply from 10 October annually)  
Item Cost

Public art  


Pots and planter boxes 


Children’s rides 


Fruit and Veg or Plant and Flower 


Advertising signs and other small structures and displays  


Nightclubs queues 


Tables and chairs 




Café screens 


Outdoor heaters 


More information

Contact Economic Development on 9243 8866

Last updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019, 8:42 AM