Work area permit

When do I need a permit?

You will need a work area permit for small scale works such as painting. These works include by hand, the use of ladders and mobile scaffold only.

Should you require to use plant and equipment (eg. scissor lift) to undertake the works you will need to apply for a Plant and Equipment Permit.  

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. Submit your application online.
  4. You will receive automatic confirmation 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. Please use our Road Closure Notification Template to assist you. All stakeholders within 100m must be notified. 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 visit the Construction Management Plan page on our website.

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How long will my application take to process?

Initial assessment of your application can take up to 7 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 online enquiry.  A permits officer will respond to your request.

Please note initial assessment of your application can take up to 7 working days.

A fast track assessment option is now available.

On payment of a non refundable fast track fee of $165.00 permit applications for works due to commence within 7 days 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. Apply online
  2. Outline your request to fast track the assessment in the ‘application description’ section.
  3. Submit at least 2 full business days before works commencing.

Your application will be assessed as a priority.

How much does it cost?

Fee schedule includes a once off permit fee, inspection fees and an occupation fee which is calculated using the total area to be used.

  • Permit fee: $91.10
  • Occupancy fee
    • Works to existing residential properties/local shop trader (small business) : $5.50 per square metre per week
    • Commercial/Industrial properties or new residential build: $12.00 per square metre per week
  • Inspection fee: (initial and expiry inspections are required)
    $165.90 for works to existing residential properties/local shop traders (small business)
  • $295.90 Commercial/Industrial properties or new residential build 

City of Yarra’s authorised officers will inspect all permits to ensure works are being conducted safely and in compliance with City of Yarra’s General Local Law, the approved permit and associated Traffic Management Plan.

Parking Fees

Parking Fees may apply if the area you are requesting is a metered parking bay.

  • Occupation of parking bays - parking metre/first day : $83.20
  • Parking metre/each day thereafter: $41.60

I want to extend my permit

 An extension request must be submitted in writing at least 3 business days prior to the permit expiry date through the following link Permits and Consents

 On the right hand side of the webpage, under I WANT TO click on EXTEND MY PERMIT.

You do not need to login, just fill in the details and follow the prompts.

An additional $165.00 Fast track fee will apply if less than 2 full business days’ notice is given.

Occupation of Council land without a valid permit will result in enforcement action.

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