Applying for a Business Parklet

Parking bays outside of businesses have been re-purposed to increase footpath trading and provide a safe, physically distanced environment for diners.

Please note, businesses must fund the design, build, installation, removal and maintenance of parklets. Parklets can be open to the public daily subject to Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) licensing and permit conditions.

We can install large 600mm x 600mm timber planter boxes, with plants for the corners of your Parklet. Businesses need to provide barriers (with no gaps) to go in-between these as well as any loose furniture required. We can also provide Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant ramps for accessibility if required.

To apply or enquire about a Business Parklet, please review the below documents and lodge a request online via My Port Phillip.

Parklet Policy

Download a copy of the Business Parklet Policy (PDF 1.3 MB)

Parklet Guidelines

Download a copy of the Business Parklet Guidelines (PDF 7.1 MB)


In February 2021 we asked our community and businesses to provide feedback on business parklets to help inform the draft policy and guidelines, which we asked for further feedback on in July and August 2021.

You can find out more about the consultation at Have Your Say.

If a Business Parklet is not a suitable option due to your location, you may be able to extend your dining area outdoors into public open space, such as a park or reserve adjacent or across from your business.

Further information on what can be permitted under an outdoor extension of trade can be found in the Public Space Trader Application Guide (PDF 496 KB).

Frequently asked questions