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

Fees (no GST applies) 

  • Tables: $61.50 per table 
  • Chairs: $38.50 per chair
  • A-frames (sandwich boards): $195.00 per sign 
  • Display of goods: $195.00 per item
  • Windbreaker screen: $61.50 per screen 
  • 1/2 Size windbreaker screen: $30.75 per screen 
  • Bali flags: $195.00 per flag 
  • Umbrellas: $61.50 per umbrella

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.    


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.  


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


In person

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

Contact our Compliance Services team

Ph: 1300 787 624