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Roadside trading

You must apply for a permit if you wish to trade on Council land or roadsides in Knox. 

Roadside trading permits

A roadside trading permit allows you to trade on council land in Knox.  This includes:

  • roadsides
  • carparks
  • footpaths
  • naturestrips
  • reserves.

This permit does not apply to roads that are controlled by VicRoads.

Permits can be obtained for:

  • 1 day
  • 1 to 7 days
  • up to 1 month.

You must submit an application at least 21 working days before you intend to begin trading.

How to apply

To apply for a roadside trading permit, you will need to:

  • download and complete the application form
  • provide a sketch plan of the site including the location and a Melway reference number
  • provide a copy of your Public Liability Insurance
  • pay the permit fee.

Submit your application

Share your application form, documents and payment with us via: 

  • Email knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au
  • Mail to Knox City Council, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152, or
  • Submit it in person at the Knox Customer Service Counter located at our council offices at 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC 3152.

Public Liability Insurance

To obtain a roadside trading permit, you must have Public Liability Insurance (of $20 million minimum) providing principal’s indemnity cover.

When supplying a copy of your Public Liability Insurance as part of your application, it must include:

  • name of your insurer
  • name of policy holder
  • insurance expiry date
  • policy number
  • Knox City Council listed as an interested party.

Fees and charges

The fees for roadside trading permits are outlined in the table below.

These fees are current from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2023.

Permit type Permit fee
Roadside trading permit
1 day
$390
(includes a non-refundable application fee of $159)
Roadside trading permit
1 to 7 days
$615 
(includes a non-refundable application fee of $159)
Roadside trading permit
Up to 1 month
$1437 
(includes a non-refundable application fee of $159)

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Community Laws team on 9298 8000.

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