Apply for a Loading Zone

A loading zone sign

Vehicles permitted to use loading zones are those with a goods registration classification, passenger vehicles, trucks, vans or similar vehicles with a permanently fixed sign on both sides of the body of the vehicle.

How to apply for a loading zone

To apply, please submit a written application to:

Parking Management Unit
Yarra City Council
PO Box 168
Richmond VIC 3121

You can also send your application to

You should include the following information in your application:

  • type of business
  • times of operation
  • reasons for request
  • type of delivery
  • type of vehicle
  • suggested time limit for loading zone operation.

Before you submit your application you will need to obtain consent for the loading bay from your neighbours or affected property owners.

Council officers will inspect the site and carry out a traffic and site survey to establish if an off street-loading bay could be installed.

Processing a loading zone application and request takes approximately 8 weeks. This time can vary depending on the Parking Review Panel meeting cycle.


Depending on the circumstances, and if you application is approved, you may be charged for the cost of works associated with installation of the loading zone.

Signs will be erected and road marking carried out within 4 to 6 weeks of approval. Signage and line marking may cost you approximately $200.

Is your property eligible?

There are some circumstances where you cannot apply for a loading zone. These include:

  • if there is an existing loading bay within the property
  • if the planning permit for your business requires a loading/unloading zone within the property.

Further information
Parking Management Unit
9205 5422

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