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Apply for roadside trading

You need to apply for a street trading permit, if you want to:

  • operate a food van or truck from the side of a Council road
  • operate a flower van from the side of a Council road

You may also need to apply with VicRoads

While we maintain some roads in Casey, some are under the control of VicRoads. If you want to conduct business on a VicRoads controlled road, you must apply with them before you apply for a Council permit.

To check if the road or public place is Council owned, you can:

Where you may trade

You cannot trade within 1 km of any similar type businesses.

If you are serving or selling food

If your business sells food, you must make sure you have a food business registration.

You must have public liability insurance

You must hold public liability insurance with a minimum of $10 million to receive a permit. The permit must be held in the name of the applicant and contain the following clause:

The Permit Holder agrees to indemnify and to keep indemnified, the City of Casey (the Council), its servants and agents, and each of them from and against all actions, costs, claims, charges, expenses, penalties, demands and damages whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against them, or any of them, in connection with the Permit Holder's performance or purported performance of its obligations under this Permit and be directly related to the negligent acts, errors or omission of the Permit Holder. The Permit Holder's liability to indemnify the Council shall be reduced proportionally to the extent that an act of omission of the Council, its servants or agents, contributed to the loss or liability.

Fees

Application fee

There is a $115 non-refundable application fee for each application.

Trading fee

If your permit application is successful, you must pay a fee based on the number of days you trade:

  • up to 1 week: $282.50
  • 1 week to 1 month: $975
  • 1 month to 6 months: $5330
  • 6 months to 1 year: $9300

If you only wish to trade for 1 day, it is considered a week. If you want to trade on different non-sequential days, you must pay accordingly. For example, if you wish to trade on Valentine's Day, Christmas Day and Mother's Day, you must pay for 3 weeks.

Apply for a permit

To apply for a permit, please complete the relevant sections of the Street Trading Permit Application Form.

If you wish to pay by credit card, please also complete a Credit Card Authorisation Form.

You can submit your completed application:

What happens next

  • We will consider your application. If we need more information, we will contact you.
  • We may need to arrange an inspection of where you plan to set up. We will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
  • If the inspection is satisfactory, we will approve your permit within 7 business days.
  • In most cases additional permit fees apply. If your permit is approved, we will send you an invoice for the permit fees. After you pay this invoice, we will issue your permit.

Renew your permit

All permits are valid for 12 months. It is your responsibility to renew your permit when it is about to expire. To renew your permit, please contact us and pay your fee.

You cannot transfer your permit

Permits cannot be transferred if a business has been sold. If you have recently purchased a business that had a street trading permit, you must apply for a new permit.

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