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.

How do I apply?

Applications are submitted online.

  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 an application number immediately and it will be sent directly to the permits team for processing.                
  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 template to assist with this can be found here.

How long will my application take to process?

You can expect to have your permit generally within 3 business days from when all required documentation has been supplied and is satisfactory.

You can speed up the process by paying a fast track fee of $70 at Richmond Town Hall. You must provide all the required documentation.

How much it cost?

  • $130.70 per day for containers up to six metres in length (up to 20 feet)
  • $260.30 per day for containers between 6-12 metres in length (20-40 feet)