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Business permit requirements

Before you apply for your permits, it is recommended that you read the information below to find out what documents you need for the various permits. 

What do you need for your permits?

One or more permits may be required before you can start trading. 

To make the application process easier, before applying, please contact the Business Support Team on 03 5357 2088 or email council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au and ask for the Economic Development Team.

Planning Permit requirements

For the application, please ensure that you have: 

  • An outline of the type of business you are looking to open, including activities likely to be occurring on site, hours of operation, maximum staff and customer numbers on site at any one time, car parking availability, delivery requirements (i.e. types of deliveries, size of vehicles likely to be undertaking deliveries and between which days/hours deliveries are likely to be made – e.g. Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) and nearby loading/unloading opportunities for delivery vehicles. 

  • Title information for the land 

  • Plans of existing conditions 

  • Site plan and floor Plans showing proposed layouts, drawn to scale and properly dimensioned 

  • Likely impacts of business activities on surrounding land? 

Food Permit requirements

To make the application process easier, before applying, please ensure that you have: 

  • Food Safety Supervisor's Certificate, information on how to get one can be found  here  

  • Full Floor Plans of the business premises drawn to scale 

  • The classification of your business (information can be found on the Food Safety Victoria Website

  • Further information about Food Premises & Food Safety can be read  here


*If you are intending on operating a mobile or temporary food business, you will need to register on Streatrader  
 

Septic Tank Permit requirements

To make the application process easier, before applying, please ensure that you have: 

  • Land Title 

  • Site & Floor Plan 

  • Plan for the Proposed Septic System 

Footpath Trading Permit requirements

To make the application process easier, before applying, please ensure that you have: 

  • A copy of your Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance (minimum $10,000,000 cover) 

  • Current Liquor Licence (if service of Alcohol permit is required) which can be found on the The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR)  website 

  • Liquor Licence Red Line Plan (if service of Alcohol permit is required) 

  • Please ensure you read and understand the Footpath Trading Conditions before applying. 

Transferring a Business Permit

To make the application process easier, before applying, please ensure that you have: 

  • Current Land Owner consent 

A Domestic Animal Trading Permit

To make the application process easier, before applying, please ensure that you have: 

  • A copy of the type of records that will be kept in relation to each animal association with the Domestic Animal Business Permit. 

Ready to apply? 

Please use our Single Application Form 

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