Shipping container and portable self storage container

When do I need a permit?

If you are placing a shipping container or portable self storage container on our land you will need a permit.

Please note: There is currently a known issue with Chrome that impacts our our online forms. If you upgraded your browser during February to March 2020, then you may experience time-out issues when using our forms. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Opening our online forms for more than 15 minutes may result in a time-out, and losing information entered when you press 'submit'. To ensure a form doesn't time out, please prepare the information you want to send to us offline, then cut and paste your information into the form. 

If you press ‘submit’ and don't receive an acknowledgment email with a reference number, please email the statutory planning unit on info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

How do I apply?

  1. Download the application form.  Fill it out and save it to your hard drive to upload when submitting your application.  You can only upload PDF, JPEG, JPG documents.   
  2. Read our permit user guide to help with submitting an online application, creating a new login and resetting your password.
  3. Click here to submit your application online.
  4. You will receive automatic verification and an application number which must be used for all future correspondence.               
  5. You will be notified once an assessment has been completed.                  
  6. If your works involve closing any of our roads, you will need to provide 7 days written notification to surrounding residents.  A notification letter template to assist with this can be found here.   All stakeholders within 100m must be notified.  All letters must be stamped approved by Council prior to distribution. Please also attach a map for the proposed delivery are of the notification for approval. Permits will not be activated if the letter has not been approved.

There are 2 options to satisfy the requirement for the notification letter:

  • Distribute a letter 7 days prior to works; or
  • Distribute a monthly notification letter, followed by a notification letter 2 days prior to works. (Construction Management Sites Only).  Please refer to your Planning Permit or click here for further information.

How long will my application take to process?

Initial assessment of your application can take up to 5 working days.  A permit cannot be issued until all required documentation has been supplied and is satisfactory.

How can I request an update of my permit application?

You can request an update of your permit application using an on-line enquiry.  A permits officer will respond to your request.

Please note initial assessment of your application can take up to 5 working days.

A fast track assessment option is now available.

On payment of a non refundable fast track fee of $120.00 your permit application will be assessed as a priority. 

This initial assessment may result in the request for further information which may delay the processing time.

You must :

  1. Submit a completed online application.
  2. Outline your request to fast track the assessment in the ‘application description’ section.
  3. Submit at least 24 hours before works commencing.

Your application will be assessed as a priority.

How much does it cost?

 $137.00 per day