COVID-19 Temporary Outdoor Dining Application

The Victorian Government has announced that as we move towards the next Step of the Victorian Government’s roadmap, hospitality venues can operate largely focussing on outdoor dining and with specific controls.

In response, Business Victoria have Business Grants to support outdoor dining and entertainment, and a free COVID-19 temporary outdoor dining permit is available to hospitality venues.

Businesses are encouraged to read the Covid-19 Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Guidelines before completing an application.

Please note: If you are intending to have patrons dine outdoors on your private property – you do not need an outdoor dining permit, however, you should discuss your plans with Council and make sure you meet other planning and health requirements.  Please also be aware of the Liquor Licensing requirements

Where safe to do so, the COVID-19 temporary outdoor dining permit will allow eligible hospitality venues to:

  • expand onto footpaths
  • take over on-street car parking space immediately outside their business
  • join with neighbouring businesses to take over sections of on-street car parking, footpaths and (in some cases) street space
  • join with neighbouring businesses to expand into a laneway adjacent to their business.

Extending outdoor dining and entertaining will allow hospitality businesses to potentially cater to more customers and operate viably within the health restrictions advised by the Victorian Government.

Applications for the new COVID-19 temporary outdoor dining permits will be needed for hospitality businesses that:

  • don’t yet have an outdoor presence, and
  • businesses that already have a sidewalk café permit.

Eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 temporary outdoor dining permit include:

  •  That your business is already registered within Brimbank
  • A plan showing how your venue be able to maintain:
    • patron safety and physical distancing
    • adequate access for pedestrians, residents
    • access for essential vehicles including public transport
    • essential access for loading and people with disabilities
  • A plan to manage impacts on neighbouring properties
  • A COVID Safe Plan for your business
  • Appropriate insurances are in place for existing business

You can complete the form below or download a copy of the COVID-19 Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit and email a completed copy and the required attachments to

Council is progressing the supporting arrangements to help facilitate temporary outdoor dining as quickly as possible including traffic management arrangements.

Each application will be assessed individually and with safety as the major priority.

Businesses can contact the City Compliance on 9249 4000 for information and support

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What you will need to complete this application:

  • A sketch and photograph of your proposed outdoor area, see Proposed Scenarios for Outdoor Dining;
  • A current copy of your public liability insurance (Certificate of Currency) to the value of $10,000,000 valid for the period of the permit and listing Brimbank as an Interested Party; and
  • A signed and completed Form of indemnity indemnifying Council from and liability of your business.
Applicant details
e.g. 0414 678 345 or 03 9249 4000
Business details

What are you business trading hours for the outdoor dining area?

Outdoor dining requirements

Outdoor dining requirements - Read here for possible options for outdoor dining.

Read here for possible options for outdoor dining or refer to

Refer to to be aware of the Liquor Licensing requirements.

Supporting Documentation
Maximum File size 20MB
Maximum File size 20MB
Maximum File size 20MB

A copy of the Form of indemnity from Council is available here to complete and upload.


Disclaimer: Each application will be assessed by Council’s City Compliance Unit. Please note that only applications that can demonstrate they meet stringent safety criteria will be approved. Submitting an application does not ensure approval.

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