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Apply for a footpath occupancy permit

As a business operator, you need a footpath occupancy permit to: 

  • put an A-frame display sign (sandwich board) on the footpath
  •  have tables and chairs as part of an outdoor dining area on or near the footpath
  • display goods on the footpath
  • display windbreakers
  • display bali flags
  • display umbrellas

This is to ensure that people can access the footpath safely and easily.

Before you apply for this permit, please read our Footpath Trading Code

Annual fees (no GST applies) 

  • Tables: $55.00 per table - Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $27.50
  • Chairs: $35.00 per chair - Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $17.50
  • A-frames (sandwich boards): $174.50 per sign - Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $87.25
  • Display of goods: $174.50 per item - Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $87.25
  • Windbreaker screen: $54.00 per screen -  Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $27.00
  • Bali flags: $174.50 per flag - Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $87.25
  • Umbrellas: $55 per umbrella - Pro-rata registration fee (for new registrations from 31 December 2021): $27.50

How to pay the application fee  

  • You can pay using the online application form
  • If you have posted or emailed your form, you can pay over the phone or in person. 

Pay over the phone  

Call us on 1300 787 624 to pay with your credit card. 

Pay in person 

Council’s Customer Service Centre 
20 Siding Avenue, Officer

 

Applying and paying online (this is a secure payment) is easier for you, and means we can process your application more quickly.    

Online 

Apply online for a footpath occupancy permit

Post, email or drop your application to us 

Download the footpath occupancy permit application form then post, email or drop your form to us.  

Post

Footpath occupancy permit application
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 7 
Pakenham VIC 3810 

Email

mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

In person

Cardinia Shire Council
20 Siding Avenue, Officer (view in Google Maps)

Contact our Compliance Services team

Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

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