Strathbogie Shire Council

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Footpath Trading

Footpath trading is an important part of the retail environment and can significantly add to the ambience and enjoyment of an area.
In regulating footpath activities, Council aims to provide a safe environment for people to move by creating a pedestrian zone for people of all abilities.

To ensure clear pedestrian access, footpaths of less than 2.9 metres cannot be used for trading purposes.

Council has a responsibility to regulate footpath trading activities. In doing so, Councill will be flexible with the issuing of permits to protect public safety but encourage diverse activities to take place.

Footpath Trading Guidance

We have created an information sheet with guidance on the conditions around footpath trading. This information will assist you to understand the requirements for placing objects on the footpath.

Guidance for footpath trading


How to apply for a footpath trading permit

Before you apply for a footpath trading permit, please ensure you have read the Guidance for footpath trading information.

Your application must include the following information:

  • Public Liability Insurance Policy with minimum coverage of $10 million
  • Two clear photographs of the footpath trading area outside your business, taken within the last two weeks

Apply now - download the form here and return it to Council.


Options for submitting your Footpath Trading Form

- Email the form to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Come into the Council office at either

             109A Binney Street, Euroa during business hours 9am to 5pm
             293 High Street, Nagambie during business hours 10am to 4pm


Options for payment

The Footpath Trading form will ask for your preferred method of payment. Payment will occur after the form is submitted. If taking your form into Council you will be able to submit and pay at the same time.

Options include:

  • Invoice with BPay option
  • Over the phone
  • Come into Council and pay via cash, card or cheque

How much will a permit cost?

An annual Footpath Trading permit will cost $90 for a single item or $146 for multiple items (2021/22 fees).

Once we receive your application, one of our officers will assess it. If your application is successful, you'll receive your footpath trading permit via email. 
We usually process footpath trading permit applications within five business days of receiving your payment. 


Trading from a road

A permit is required to sell goods or services from a roadside within Strathbogie Shire.

To apply for a permit complete the application to trade from a road form and return with payment to Council.

Please allow at least two weeks for processing of your application.

The fee set for the 2021/2022 financial year is $90.00



To busk on any council road or footpath a permit is required.

The following conditions generally apply to buskers:

  • The applicant must obtain consent from business owners in front of which he/she intends to perform.
  • Busking activities shall not cause any unreasonable noise or other disturbance which may interfere with the reasonable use and/or occupancy of neighbouring properties.
  • Busking activities shall not be located in front of any doorway, driveway or other entry point to any building.
  • Buskers are permitted to sell CD's providing that it is their own original recorded music. The selling of other types of CD's or merchandise is prohibited.
  • A busker under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult at all times during the activity.
  • The approved permit must be on display at all times during the busking performance and shown to any Authorised Officer upon request.
  • The use on an A frame sign is not permitted in conjunction with a busking permit.

To apply for a busking permit, please complete the footpath trading application form




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