The permits you need to start a business

You may need different permits to get your business up and running. Use our permit self-assessment tool to identify the permits you might need.

You can also contact our Permit Support Officer to discuss your ideas and requirements in more detail by calling 1300 520 520 or by emailing pso@buloke.vic.gov.au

Where are you in the process? *

Planning Permit

Planning - Are you proposing to do any of the following? *

You will likely need a Planning Permit

Find out more about planning application requirements.

Building Permit

Building - Are you proposing to do any of the following? *

You will likely need a Building Permit. 

Find out more about how to obtain a building permit.

Food & Health Permits

Food - Are you proposing to do any of the following? *

You will likely need Food Registration

Find out more about food businesses.

Health - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need a Health Premises Registration

Find out more about health businesses.

Accommodation - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need Accommodation Registration

Find out more about prescribed accommodation.

Liquor Licence

Liquor - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need a Liquor Licence

Find out more about Council's requirements regarding liquor licences.


Please note: the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) are responsible for issuing liquor licences, however, sale of liquor may also require Council planning and food permits.

Visit the VCGLR website for further information regarding obtaining a liquor licence

Footpath Trading

Footpath Trading - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need a Footpath Trading Permit

Find out more about footpath trading.

Septic Tanks

Septic Tanks - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need a Septic Tank System Permit

Find out more about how to apply for a Septic Tank System permit.

Infrastructure Planning

Infrastructure Planning - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need a Road Opening Permit

Find out more about how to apply for Road Opening permits.

Legal Point of Discharge - Are you proposing to do any of the following?*

You will likely need a Legal Point of Discharge Permit

Find out more about how to apply for a Legal Point of Discharge.

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