Work zone permit requirements

When do I need a work zone permit?

You can apply for a work zone permit if you need dedicated parking spaces to park trade vehicles associated with your construction site.

A work zone:

  • allows parking restrictions to be varied/installed at a work site to enable vehicles associated with the construction site to park legally.
  • must be immediately next to the construction site and may extend up to the width of the property it serves.
  • must be in a legal parking area - it cannot be located in a 'No Stopping', 'No Parking' or 'Disabled Parking' area and must be consistent with any planning permit conditions.
  • does not authorise any other construction activity to occur in this area. For example: site sheds, crane lifts, plant equipment or material storage.
  • is only in effect during working times, which will be specified on the signs (generally Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm). Normal parking restrictions are in place outside of the approved times.

Parking conditions in the surrounding area is considered as part of the assessment of the application. The request will only be approved if there is adequate parking available, which can be allocated for this purpose.

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 verification and an application number which must be used or all future correspondence.              
  5. You will be notified once an assessment has been completed.                 

You must include the following information with your application:

  1. A plan of the existing on-street parking arrangements, dimensions and noting all street assets. This includes locations of parking signs, line marking, street trees, vehicle crossing or driveways and property boundaries in relation to the road.
  2. Photographs of the nearest existing parking signs to the proposed works-zone areas. Ensure these signs are noted on your plan.

How long will my application take to process?

If your application is approved, it takes 3-4 weeks for the permit to be issued and signs manufactured.

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.

How much does it cost?

Permit fees

  • Permit fee: $91.10 
  • Occupancy fees:
    • Works to existing residential properties/local shop traders (small business): $5.50 per square metre per week
    • Commercial/Industrial properties or new residential build : $12.00 per square metre per week
  • Inspection fees:
  • Works to existing residential properties/local shop traders (small business): $165.90
  • Commercial/Industrial properties or new residential build: $295.90


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 and the approved permit.

Sign fees

  • Sign manufacturing: approx $30 to $100 per sign
  • Installation of work zone/ sign reinstatement: $378.30 (1 or 2 signs)       

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

Removal of parking sensors

If the works are within the parking bay where sensors are located, the sensors must be removed prior to works. 

View a map of the parking sensor locations. Please note the green indicates the streets where the sensors are installed. 

Download the application form to remove sensors. Once completed, please email to [email protected]

I want to extend my permit

 An extension request must be submitted in writing at least 3 business days prior to your permit end date using the follow 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 business days’ notice is given.


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

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