If you and your neighbours want to have a party in your street, you need to apply for a Residential Street Party Permit to close the road.

Before you apply

Review our current Street Party Policy (2017), download our Street Party permit application pack, and note:

  • You need to contact us to check your proposed date at least 6 weeks before your event. 
  • You need support from 75 per cent of your street's residents to apply for the permit.
  • Your application needs to include the names, addresses and signatures of all residents in the section of the street to be closed who support the closure.
  • You need to submit your completed application and pay the fee at least 4 weeks before your event.

Step 1: Contact Council

Call our Traffic and Transport team on 9278 4549 to confirm the date you want to have the party at least 6 weeks before. If there are no issues with the proposed closure, we will reserve the date for you. 

Note: The maximum number of street parties that can be held in Boroondara on any one day is 6. Applications are assessed in the order they are received.

If your preferred date is not available, you may still be able to hold your street party, but you will need to provide your own traffic management through an accredited traffic management company. In this case, your chosen traffic management company will need to provide a traffic management plan that must be included with your application. 

Step 2: Submit your application

Complete the Application Form and the Signatories List from the Street Party permit application pack, submit it to Council offices and pay the $100 fee.

This payment includes a non-refundable administration fee of $30 and $70 fee to install and remove signs and barriers. (If you are providing your own traffic management only the $30 administration fee applies.)

You can only pay the fee at our Camberwell offices.

Your application must be submitted at least 4 weeks before your party.

Step 3: Your application is assessed

If your application is approved, we'll contact you for confirmation. We'll also notify the emergency services and Council's insurer of the associated road closure.

If we don't approve your permit, we'll refund the $70.

Step 4: Notify the street

You must notify the residents of the street at least 2 weeks before your event. Our Street Party permit application pack contains an example letter you can use to notify other residents.

On the day of your event

Council officers will install the right road closure signs and barricades no earlier than 30 minutes before the start of your party. These will then be removed no later than 30 minutes after the event ends. 

If you've arranged your own traffic management for the event, you will need to ensure that the same conditions apply (with signage and barriers installed and then removed within 30 minutes of the party start and end time).

Important: No time extensions will be granted on the day of your street party.

Contact us

For more information contact Traffic and Transport via email at [email protected] or phone 9278 4549.

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