Roadside trading enables the sale of goods or services to people from and in public places. Council regulates the use of public spaces to ensure they are safe and clear of hazards.
A Streets and Roadside Trading Policy has been developed to accommodate pedestrians, people with disabilities, trading, advertising, merchandise displays and kerbside dining. For more information download a copy of the Streets and Roadside Trading Policy.
Roadside trading permits
If you want to sell merchandise on a footpath, from a roadside lay-by or rest area, from a vehicle, stall or other structure in a public area (for example coffee carts, hotdog vans, and flower stalls) you will require a Roadside Trading permit.
How do I apply for a permit?
You can download the Roadside Trading permit application form or pick up a copy at one of our Community Links.
All applications must include a copy of the applicant’s current Public Liability Certificate of Currency to a minimum value of $10 million and noting Yarra Ranges Council as principal for it’s rights & interests.
Completed application forms, together with relevant fees should be lodged in person at one of the Community Links or returned by mail to PO Box 105, Lilydale 3140.
How much does a permit cost?
Roadside trading permits are renewed annually on October 31. You can view the current schedule of fees on this page.
For more infotmation contact the Local Laws team on 1300 368 333 or email