Business permits

Do I need small business permit?

Whether you are a new or established business, you will likely need a permit to operate – some businesses may even need more than one permit. This page will help you determine the type of permit you may need.

 

If you would like any information or assistance in setting up your small business in Moonee Valley, contact our Economic Development unit on 9243 8866 or email business@mvcc.vic.gov.au

There are five different small business permits

Planning permit

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you’ll likely need a planning permit:

  • Are you changing the business type from its current form?
  • Are you changing the trading hours of the business?
  • Are you applying for or altering a liquor licence?
  • Are you adding or changing signage on the front of a building?
  • Are you looking to paint a heritage listed building?
  • Do you have a car park or are you seeking a reduction in car parking?

Find out more about planning application requirements.

Food and health permits

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you’ll likely need a health permit:

  • Do you intend to sell food or drink on the premises of your business?

Find out more about food businesses.

  • Do you intend to sell health related services (e.g. hairdressing, beauty treatments, tattooing or skin piercing) on your premises?

Find out more about health businesses.

Building permit

If you answer yes to the following questions, you will need to engage a building surveyor to issue a building permit:

  • Are you planning on carrying out any internal fit outs or alterations on your premise?
  • Are you planning to carry out any structural alteration to the exterior of the building (including increasing window and door sizes)?
  • Do you want to increase the number of people that can occupy your building at any one time?
  • Are you changing the use of the premise? (i.e. converting a shop to a restaurant/bar?

Find out more about how to obtain a building permit.

Liquor license

If you answer yes to the following question, you’ll likely need a liquor license:

  • Do you plan to sell alcoholic drinks on your premises?

Find out more about how to obtain a liquor license.

Footpath trading

If you answer yes to the following question, you’ll likely need a footpath trading permit:

  • Are you planning on placing chairs and tables, an A-frame sign or display of goods (e.g. fruit stand) on the footpath?

Find out more about footpath trading.

 

Last updated: Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:44 AM