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Place a shipping container on Council land

Keep a shipping container on Council land

Council land includes:

  • footpaths
  • naturestrips
  • roads
  • other public land

You must have public liability insurance

If you wish to store the shipping container on Council land, 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.

You must provide a site plan

You must provide a site plan that illustrates where you will place your shipping container in relation to the nature strip and road. The application form has a template which you must complete and submit.

Keep a shipping container on private property

You must provide a site plan

You must provide a site plan that illustrates where you will place your shipping container in relation to the nature strip and road. The application form has a template which you must complete and submit.

When you might need a planning permit

You may need a planning permit if your shipping container will be more than 80m2 or 3.6m high. Contact us to find out if you need a permit.

When you might need a building permit

You may need a building permit if you want to keep a shipping container on your property for more than 90 days. For more information, please contact us for more information.

Apply for a permit

You must apply for a permit a minimum of 14 days before you plan to place your shipping container.

Application fee

There is a $120 non-refundable application fee for each application.

Council land

If you plan to keep your shipping container on Council land, please complete the relevant sections of the Public Land Use Permit Application form.

Council land includes:

  • nature strips
  • Council roads
  • footpaths

Private land

If you plan to keep your shipping container on your own land, please complete the relevant sections of the Private Land Use Permit Application form.

Submit your application and payment

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

You can submit your completed application:

What happens next

  • We will process your application within 7 business days.
  • If successful, we will email your permit to you.
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