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Apply for a vehicle crossover permit

A ‘crossover’ refers to the legal point of entry into a property between the footpath and the street which provides vehicle access to the driveway.

diagram of where a crossover is

It can also include any part of the kerb or footpath and is usually made from concrete.

Although a crossover is built over Council Land it is your responsibility as property owner to provide a properly constructed crossover where vehicles can access the property from a road. You are responsible for the construction, maintenance and cost of a crossover.

Please note: performing any works to a crossover without a permit is illegal and you may receive a fine.

Who can apply?

  • Owner of the property
  • The assigned agent of the owner of the property
  • The concreter hired by the owner of the property


There is a non-refundable fee of $275 to apply for a Crossover Permit if you decide to proceed with the approved changes to your crossover.

How to apply

Apply online

If you can't apply online, call or visit a Customer Service Centre.

What happens next?

  • A Council Officer will conduct an onsite visit within 5 business days and assess if the proposed works can be done.
  • The officer will contact you via phone of the outcome. If approved, an email link will be sent to you to make a payment for the permit.
  • After you make payment you will receive your permit and drawings via email within 5 business days.
  • The permit is not a certificate, instead it is a receipt of your payment and drawings inclusive of specifications that outline the information you will need to ensure your concreter follows.
  • Once you receive your permit you can instruct your concreter to “box-up” the crossover. Do not pour the concrete.
  • One (1) business day before you are ready to pour the concrete you need to call us on (03) 9705 5200 and request a pre-pour inspection.
  • The site must be fully prepared for a pre-pour inspection to be approved.
  • The Officer will call you after the inspection or discuss on site with the concreter of the outcome.
  • If declined another inspection will be required with a further business day notice required.
  • If on the second inspection the site is again not prepared in accordance to the supplied plans the permit will be cancelled and you will be required to reapply.
  • Once the pre-pour inspection is approved you can pour the concrete.

Please Note:

  • You cannot start works until a permit is granted.
  • The permit will be valid for 12 months from the date of advice.
  • Conducting any works without a Council Permit is illegal and you may receive a fine.