Business Parklet Policy

To share your thoughts on the Parklet Policy, please submit your feedback via the survey before 22 August.

Council is developing a Policy to help guide how we manage Business Parklets in Port Phillip and continue to support local businesses through recovery and beyond.

The Policy will ensure our streets are vibrant and contribute to the overall wellbeing of the City, while also balancing activation of public spaces with the needs of surrounding businesses and the community.

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 find out more, download the Business Parklets Guide.

Currently, Business Parklets are permitted on a temporary basis until a long term policy is finalised. To enquire about a temporary Business Parklet, lodge a request online via Online Services.

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).