Apply for a skip bin permit

If you want to place a skip on land owned or managed by Nillumbik Shire Council you may need a permit.

The application for a skip bin permit should be completed by the waste business that is placing the skip.

You can apply for either a one-off skip permit, or an annual permit which covers 12 months.

Council land includes:

  • local roads not maintained by VicRoads
  • footpaths and nature strips
  • parks, reserves and playgrounds.

If you don't have a permit, you may get a fine.

When you don't need a permit

You don't need a permit if your skip or bulk rubbish container meets all of the following requirements:

  • has a capacity of 2.5 cubic metres or less
  • fits on the nature strip without sticking out on the footpath or road
  • does not obstruct vehicle or pedestrian traffic
  • is placed for no more than 4 days in any one calendar month.

How to apply

Apply online

Step 1.Make sure you have public liability insurance

You will need to provide evidence of current public liability insurance for a minimum of $10 million.

Step 2.Allow for our turnaround time

You will need to submit your application at least seven days before placing your skip or bulk rubbish container.

Step 3.Submit the online form

Apply for a skip permit >

Fees

The application fee for a one-off skip permit is $47.50.

An annual skip permit costs $550.

After your permit application is received, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you. This email will contain instructions on how to pay.

What happens next?

After your permit application is received, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you. This email will contain instructions on how to pay.

Criteria for issuing permits

To find out more about the criteria that Council uses to make a decision about this permit, see our Amenity Local Law Administrative Policy Guidelines(PDF, 751KB).