Business Permits

Starting or growing your business

Before you start or change your business, you may need to check whether you need permission from Council or other providers.  Some businesses require permits from the Council, such as a planning permit, food registration, health registration or outdoor trading permits. 

Business Permit Support

Please contact our Business Permit Support Team prior to applying for any permits, so that we can assist you throughout your permit process. You can contact us on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

  

Not sure about which permits you are likely to need?

Central Goldfields Shire Council has designed a self-assessment tool that will help you understand what permits your business may require and what triggers each permit.

Business Permit Self-Assessment Tool

It takes less than 5 minutes and will give you clarity about the next steps. We encourage you to complete it and send it to our Business Permit Support team so that we can give you further support.

 

Ready to apply?

Permit application process

New or established businesses may need one or more permits to operate.

Providing upfront information for all your business plans including future intentions will help us to better assess your application and make sure you receive the right permits. Please keep in mind that incomplete information or any changes made after your application has been submitted may result in delays or a resubmission of your application.

Below is a high-level overview of a straightforward permit application:

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Giving as much information as you can will help your business and our process

We can only assess your business based on the information that you give us, so if you change your plans, or forget to tell us about a part of your business plan we may need to reassess your permit application and/or you may be required to apply for a different permit.

Planning

If you are considering working from home, or moving your business from home into another area, or undertaking buildings and works, or business signage, you may need a planning permit.

Apply now for a Planning permit

For more information visit Statutory Planning or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Building

You must have a Building Permit before any work can begin.  Please note you may also need a Planning Permit for the proposed works (even where a building permit may not be required).

Apply now for a Building permit

For more information please visit Building permits or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Food, beauty, accommodation and septic tanks permits

If you are planning on operating a food, hairdressing, beauty treatment, electrolysis, ear and body piercing, colonic irrigation, tattooing or prescribed accommodation business you are required to be registered under either the Food Act 1984 of Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

Apply now for a Health permit

For more information please visit Food premises, Health - Personal Care, Accommodation pages or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

 

Footpath, roadside or public place trading and advertising

If you would like to have an advertising sign, goods for sale, outdoor dining, Itinerant Trade (mobile food van) on a footpath road or public place you may need a Local Laws permit.

Apply now for a Local Laws permit

For more information please visit Local Laws or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Works on roadside or public places and container storage

If you are carrying out works (including construction, excavation, planting, landscaping or plan to store materials waste or skips) on a road, road reserve or public place OR plan to have container storage on a property, you may need a Local Laws permit.

Apply now for a Local Laws permit

For more information please visit Local Laws or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

Domestic Animal Business

If your business involves domestic animals (pet shop, breeding, boarding, a shelter or greyhounds) you will need to register your business with council.

Apply now to register a Domestic Animal Business

For more information please visit Local Laws or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

 

Liquor licence

If you are selling or serving alcohol as part of your business, by law a liquor licence required.

For more information please visit the Victorian Commission for Racing, Gaming & Liquor or contact the Business Permit Support team on 03 5461 0610 or businesspermits@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au