New Residents

Quick Checklist

  • Bin Collection
    Do you know when your rubbish, recycling and food and garden waste bins are collected? Have a look through the following pages to see.
  • Business in Monash
    Information on starting or buying a business, permits and regulations, support, networks and more.
  • Community Directory
    Uncertain of what facilities are around you? Look at Council's community directory for information on local clubs, sports, organisations, facilities and more.
  • Councillors
    Do you know who represents your Ward at Council?  Please see a list of our Councillors and who represents you.
  • Emergency
    What to do in case of emergency.
  • Local laws
    Monash Council has local laws that guide Council Meeting procedures, administrative procedures, and protect the amenity of Monash and the safety of all those who come to be in it.
  • Pet Registration
    Have you registered your pet? Cats and dogs must be registered with Council. There are also restrictions on the number of animals you can keep.
  • Parking permits
    Information on residential, trader, construction parking permits, and parking permits for people with disabilities. 
  • Rates
    Paying Council rates is essential for all property owners. Please see this page to understand your rates obligations and for more information about rates, appeals and calculations.

Good to Know

  • Business Permits
    If you are starting a new business, buying an existing business, or altering your own existing business there are likely to be some permissions, permits or licences that you may need.
  • Building and Planning
    Are you going to be renovating your home? Please see this page for details about what is acceptable and required for your project.
  • Events
    Are you aware of the events happening in your community? See our upcoming events page for details.
  • Halls for Hire
    Are you looking for a local venue to host an event or meeting? Monash Council maintains many facilities and halls for hire.
  • Parking and Transport
    Do you know where public transport is near you?  Do you need a parking permit?  Please see this page for further details.
  • Parks and Recreation
    Monash Council has a huge array of parks, playgrounds and recreation services to suit all your needs. Some of the parks include off-leash areas for dogs.
  • Waste Disposal
    Do you have large waste that needs disposal? Please see this link for information about the Monash Waste Transfer and Recycling Station.