Street furniture


Businesses, organisations and individuals wanting to place furniture and accessories outside their premises for business and community use on Council land or footpaths require a Local Law Street Furniture permit. Public safety, amenity, and vision for motorists and cyclists must be taken into consideration; see Local Law No. 10, Section 5 (available in Word(DOCX, 2MB) and PDF(PDF, 1MB)) and Vision Australia Policy (formerly Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind).

Your responsibilities

Shopkeepers, business owners and organisations must:

  1. Place items outside the shop front once a permit is obtained from Council.
  2. Place items in the Trading Zone area, not against shop fronts.
  3. Leave a minimum of 1.8 metres of clear walkway for pedestrians from the shop front.
  4. Leave a minimum distance of 600mm from the trading zone and the kerb.
  5. Have, and submit proof of, a Public Liability insurance policy of no less than $10 million.
  6. Leave a minimum height clearance of 2.5 metres above the footpath.
  7. Submit a detailed map of where items are to be displayed.
  8. Renew their permit annually.

Permit types and fees

Check our Permit Fees page for applicable fees. 

Apply for or renew a permit

To apply for a permit, fill in the Street Furniture Permit Application Form (available in Word(DOCX, 265KB) or PDF(PDF, 343KB)) and return it to Council in person or by mail, along with a copy of your current public liability insurance.

To renew a permit, fill out the renewal form which is sent to you, and return it to Council along with a copy of your current public liability insurance. You can pay your renewal fee in the following ways:


Pay online by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only)

In person

Council Service Centres by cash, cheque or EFTPOS

By post

Post your renewal notice and credit card details or cheque/money order (made payable to Macedon Ranges Shire Council) to PO Box 151, Kyneton, VIC 3444.