Community Safety

Fees and Charges

Council offers a range of services which help ensure a safe community, protect public assets and enhance neighbourhood amenity. Permits are required for many of these services, some of which place conditions and/or restrictions on activities.

Local Laws General Permits

  • General permit (ie for raffles or collecting money, gifts or subscriptions) $0 -$79 application fee (rate depends on whether applicant is a local charity, registered or non-registered organisation)
  • Busking permit is $103
  • Motor bike and recreational vehicle permit - $106 (annual permit)
  • Camping on private land permit - $220 application fee (annual permit)
  • Footpath trading permits - $106 application fee, $114 A-frame, $140 per m2 displaying goods for sale and $114 per m2 for outdoor dining facilities. In addition a 25% discount applies to permit fees where applicant is a current member of a Bass Coast business and/or tourism association.

Other Fees and Charges

  • Abandoned vehicle release fee - $317 (plus any other costs that may be incurred, ie storage fees)
  • Shipping Container permit - $56.50
  • Impound release fees - $127 (signs and/or other items that do not require towing)


  • Animal registration fees range from $18.00 to $196 (refer to Animal Management section for further information)
  • Pound release fees - $106 cat or dog; $53.50 for stock (ie sheep, cattle, goats, pigs etc)
  • Domestic Animal Businesses - $267 annual registration fee
  • Excess animal permits - $53.50 annual fee

Environmental Health Permits

Registrations for premises under the Public Health & Wellbeing Act 2008

  • Hairdressers, beauty salons, skin penetration premises (tattooists) - $232 pa
  • Prescribed accommodation ranges from $288 pa for 6-15 client capacity up to $546 pa for 50+ client capacity
  • Holiday House registration fees range from $72 for short term use to $144 for 6-15 client capacity and $175 pa for 16-25 client capacity

Registration for premises under the Food Act 1984

  • Temporary food vendors (depending on class) range from $31 to $155
  • Food Premises (depending on class) range from $299 to $525

For further information please contact the Local Laws Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

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