Footpath Trading & Outdoor Advertising

Footpath trading

Footpath Trading

Council is committed to supporting retail traders in creating a dynamic and pleasant streetscape atmosphere.

It allows for outdoor dining including tables and chairs, screens, umbrellas, display of goods and temporary advertising signs on public streets.

The policy requires footpath trading to be on the kerbside of the footpath. This allows the front of the shops to act as a shoreline by providing pedestrian-friendly access to all people and is consistent with the policies of many other Victorian councils.

Please read how to apply for a Footpath Trading Permit 


Council adopted the Parklets on Roads Policy at its 28 February 2023 meeting.

The Policy supports eligible hospitality businesses to offer outdoor dining in locations that are ordinarily used as car parking spaces. This policy complements Council’s Footpath Trading and Access Policy.

Monash Parklets on Roads Policy(PDF, 203KB)

Outdoor Advertising

Our Outdoor Advertising Policy, governs all advertisements in public areas regardless of their location to the individual premises. The following document provides a set of guidelines that describes our policy in detail: Outdoor Advertising Policy(PDF, 3MB)

Signs & Goods on Footpath

To ensure clear access for pedestrians, traders must obtain a permit from the Local Laws Department to display an A-frame (or similar) sign or merchandise on the footpath.

You must complete and return this application: Signs and Goods Application(PDF, 500KB)

See the following page for more details: Footpath Trading and Access