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Place a skip bin or clothing bin on Council land

You may need to apply for a Skip Bin Permit if you want to place a clothing bin or skip bin on your nature strip or Council land.

Your contractor may have a yearly permit

Some contractors can apply for a permit that lets them place skip bins on Council land throughout the year. If you use a contractor with a yearly permit, you do not need to apply for an additional permit.

Please contact us to find out if your contractor has a yearly permit.

Apply for a yearly contractor permit

If you are a contractor that provides skip bins regularly, you may be able to apply for a yearly permit. A yearly permit costs $785.

Please contact us for more information and to apply.

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:

Obligation to Insure

The Permit Holder shall at all times during the agreed Term, be the holder of a current Public Liability Policy of Insurance (“The Public Liability Policy”) in respect of the activities specified herein in the name of the Permit Holder providing coverage for a minimum sum of $10M (or more). The Public Liability Policy shall cover such risks and be subject only to such conditions and exclusions as are approved by the Council and shall extend to cover the Council in respect to claims for personal injury or property damage arising out of the negligence of the Permit holder.

Council's indemnity

The Permit Holder agrees to indemnify and to keep indemnified, 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 Holders 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 Holders liability to indemnify the Council shall be reduced proportionally to the extent that any act or 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 bin in relation to the nature strip and road. The application form has a template which you must complete and submit.


  • You must pay a non-refundable application fee of $130.
  • The permit fee is $130.

You must pay both the application and permit fee when you apply. If your application is unsuccessful the permit fee will be refunded.

Apply for a permit

Due to customer service centre closures, you must submit the completed application by email to

If you cannot submit by email, you can post your application.

What happens next

  • If successful, we will send your permit via email within 7 business days.