If you're looking to start a new business or relocate your business, our team can help you work through the Council permits process to get all the permits you need quickly and easily.

Get in contact

Please contact the Business Concierge on businessassist@portphillip.vic.gov.au or 03 9209 6777. They're here to support your business and help you throughout the permit process.

What are you planning to do

New and established businesses may need one or more permits to operate.

We understand that navigating through Council can be challenging, that's why the ASSIST Business Concierge is here for you.

They'll help you become operational as quickly as possible by assisting you to:

  • apply for permits for your business including planning, building, health and footpath trading
  • engage with different Council departments.

To give your application a headstart, check out the information in the Find a permit section below or complete the Permit Self Assessment to get an indication of the permits you might need. Including the address of your proposed business will help us to give you information about permits and indicative costs.

If you are ready to start your business, you can use the Business Permit Application Form to start the process of applying for the permits you need.

Find a permit

More permits and information

You can also request a permit for real estate pointer boards and clothing recycling bins.

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