Skip permits

A Skip Bin Permit must be obtained by a bin skip company, prior to the placement of a skip on a road or Council land under Community Local Law, clause 181.

Permit applications can take up to three business days to be reviewed. 

How do I lodge my application?

Submit your request online

After completing all the relevant information, you will be asked to pay securely by Credit Card. You will be issued with a receipt confirming the lodgement of your application and payment.  

What does the permit cost?

$35.00 standard application fee plus 

$30.00 permit fee (per day), or 

$125.00 permit fee (per week) 

What are the permit conditions?

Requirements: 

The location of the skip bin must comply with the requirements of VicRoads Code of Practice for the Placement of Waste Bins on Roadsides, including:

  • Reflective marking must be placed on each top corner and opposite ends of the skip bin 
  • A minimum three metre width must be maintained to the opposite kerb, including laneways to maintain vehicle access. 
  • The skip bin must be placed within the street frontage of the site that is to service.  
  • The skip bin must be placed in the parking lane, within parking bays (if marked), of the road pavement, and clear of footpaths, nature strip landscaped areas, vehicle crossings, through traffic lanes and clear-ways.  
  • From sunset to sunrise, flashing yellow lights must be fitted and operating on the corners of the skip bin if placed on a main arterial road, a road where the road has reduced visibility, in low-lit or unlit areas and in narrow streets. 
  • The skip bin must identify the name and contact details of the skip bin company.  
  • Upon request the permit-holder must provide evidence of public liability insurance to a minimum value of $20,000,000.
  • A copy of current Public Liability Insurance ($20M) must accompany every request for it to be considered.  

What not to do

  • The skip bin must not be placed where standing or parking is prohibited. 
  • The skip bin must not obstruct the passage of any pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle and must not obscure motorists’ view. 
  • Material stored in the skip bin must not rot or cause offensive odours.  
  • The placement or removal of the skip bin must not cause damage to Council’s infrastructure or community assets.

Any costs for damage to Council assets resulting from the placement, occupation or removal of the skip bin will be borne by the permit-holder.