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Organising Works or Events on Roads and Paths

By law, you must get consent from the 'coordinating road authority' if your event or works will impact traffic or pedestrians. This includes occupying the road reserve for an event or any other purpose. 

Who is the coordinating road authority?

The City of Greater Dandenong is the coordinating road authority for local roads. VicRoads is the coordinating road authority for arterial roads.

What permits do I need?

Depending on what you are doing, you may need several permits.

The following list contains some of the common permits required for road and other works, and events on roads and paths:

  • Civil Works Permits
  • Vehicle Crossing Permits
  • Festivals Permit
  • Footpath Trading
  • Road Closures and Mobile Crane Permits
  • Roadside Vending
  • Shipping Containers
  • Skip Bins
  • Heavy Vehicle Access Permits

For more information about working within the road reserve, visit the VicRoads website.

Do I also need a Traffic Management Plan?

You will need a Traffic Management Plan as well as a permit if your works or event impacts vehicle or pedestrian traffic. This includes if you want to close nature strips.

In line with the Road Management Act, Council charges a fee for assessing

  • Traffic Management Plans (TMPs)
  • Traffic Guidance Schemes (TGSs).

Council will issue an invoice, which you must pay, before Council will give consent for a TMP or TGS. 

Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes Fees - Major Works

Name Standard fee Description
Major works (greater than 50km/h) within the road reserve $622.80

Applies to works where the speed limit is greater than 50km/h

Major works (greater than 50km/h) outside the road reserve $339.60

Applies to works where the speed limit is greater than 50km/h

Major works (50km/h and under) within the road reserve $339.60

Applies to works where the speed limit is 50km/h and under

Major works (50km/h and under) outside the road reserve $86.70

Applies to works where the speed limit is 50km/h and under 

Traffic Management Plans and Traffic Guidance Schemes Fees - Minor Works

Name Standard fee Description
Minor works (greater than 50km/h) within the road reserve $134.40

Applies to works where the speed limit is greater than 50km/h

Minor works (greater than 50km/h) outside the road reserve $86.70

Applies to works where the speed limit is greater than 50km/h

Minor works (50km/h and under) within the road reserve $134.40

Applies to works where the speed limit is 50km/h and under

Minor works (50km/h and under) outside the road reserve $86.70

Applies to works where the speed limit is 50km/h and under

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Learn more about obtaining a civil works permit if you're doing excavation works on a footpath, nature strip or roadway.
Find out when you need a heavy vehicle access permit on local roads and how to apply for the permit.
Learn more about obtaining a vehicle crossing permit that allows cars and vehicles to enter and exit your property.