COVID 19 stage 4 restrictions
Council will only assess vehicle crossings defined as 'permitted works' during COVID 19 stage 4 restrictions. The direction from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be in place for the duration of stage 4 restrictions.
Please refer to the DHHS for more information on permitted works.
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.
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 $297 to apply for a Crossover Permit if you decide to proceed with the works once approved.
How to apply
If you are unable to apply online, please complete the Vehicle Crossover Permit Application form.
You can submit the application form:
What happens next?
• A Council officer will conduct an onsite visit within 5 business days and assess your application.
• The officer will contact you via phone to advise you of the outcome.
• If approved, an email link will be sent to you to make a payment for the permit. This payment link is only valid for 90 days.
• After payment is made, you will receive your permit and drawings via email within 5 business days.
• The permit includes drawings and 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.
• You will need to call Council on (03) 9705 5200 to request a pre-pour inspection when you are ready to pour the concrete. One (1) business days' notice is required and bookings are subject to availability.
• For a pre-pour inspection to be approved, the site must be fully prepared.
• The Council officer will call you after the inspection, or they may discuss the outcome on site with the concreter.
• If the outcome is declined, the site will require a further inspection. Another business day notice is required for a second inspection.
• If on the second inspection the site does not comply 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.
• You must not start any works until a permit is issued.
• Once granted, the permit is valid for 12 months.
• Conducting any works without a Council Permit is illegal and if you do so, you may receive an infringement notice.