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220 Baades Road Subdivision of approved development June 1999
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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A Good Neighbour Code of Practice for a Circus or Carnival 1997
Table to Clause 81.01.
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A Land Capability Study of the Cassilis Valley Swifts Creek 1995
Clause 44.01 Erosion Management Overlay Schedule.
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A Study of Land in the Gippsland Lakes Catchment Area 1992 Vol 1
Clause 44.01 Erosion Management Overlay Schedule and Clause 44.02 Salinity Management Overlay Schedule.
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A Study of Land in the Gippsland Lakes Catchment Area Vol 2
Clause 44.01 Erosion Management Overlay Schedule and Clause 44.02 Salinity Management Overlay Schedule.
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A quality of life community Raymond Island Strategy Draft 1991
Clause 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 1 to 8.
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Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
Clause 15 Built Environment and Heritage
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Activity Centre Design Guidelines
Clause 11 Settlement and Clause 15 Built Environment and Heritage.
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Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan
Clause 12 Environmental & Landscape Values.
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Apiary Code of Practice May 2011
Table to Clause 81.01 and Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Bairnsdale Growth Strategy 2009 - Volume 1
Clause 21.03 Settlement, Clause 21.04 Environmental and Landscape Values, Clause 21.07 Built Environment and Heritage, Clause 21.08 Housing, Clause 21.09 Economic Development and Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities.
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Bairnsdale Growth Strategy 2009 - Volume 2
Clause 21.03 Settlement, Clause 21.04 Environmental and Landscape Values, Clause 21.07 Built Environment and Heritage, Clause 21.08 Housing, Clause 21.09 Economic Development and Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities.
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Best Practice Management Guidelines for Landfills 2001
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Broiler Farms Code of Practice 2009
Table to Clause 81.01 and Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Bullock Island Lakes Entrance Concept Plan 2011
Clause 37.01 Special Use Zone Schedule 1 and Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 1.
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Bushfire Management on Public Land Code of Practice 2012
Table to Clause 81.01.
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CFA Planning Conditions and Guidelines 1991 amended
Clause 21.05 Environmental Risk.
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Cattle Feedlot Code of Practice 1995
Table to Clause 81.01 and Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Coastal Spaces Landscape Assessment Study Municipal Reference Document 2006
Clause 42.02 Schedule 1, Clause 42.03 Schedule 2 to 6 Significant Landscape Overlay.
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Coastal Spaces Landscape Assessment Study State Overview Report 2006
Clause 12 Environmental & Landscape Values.
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Coastal Spaces Landscape Assessment Study State Overview Report 2006
Clause 42.02 Schedule 1, Clause 42.03 Schedule 2 to 6 Significant Landscape Overlay.
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Coastal Towns Design Framework 2007
Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities.
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Code of Practice Onsite Wastewater Management 2013
Clause 19 Infrastructure, Clause 21.06 Natural Resource Management and Clause 21.08 Housing.
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Code of Practice for Telecommunication Facilities in Victoria 2004
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Construction Techniques for Sediment Pollution Control EPA 1991
Table to Clause 81.01 and Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Cycling Strategy - Cycling into the Future 2012
Clause 18 Transport.
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Designing, Constructing and Operating Composting Facilities 2017
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Development Contributions Guidelines 2007
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Doing it right on subdivisions 2004
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Domestic Wastewater Management Plan 2006
Clause 21.06 Natural Resource Management
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East Gippsland Forest Management Plan 1995
Clause 21.04 Environmental and Landscape Values.
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East Gippsland Native Vegetation Plan Draft 2000
Clause 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 1 to 8.
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East Gippsland New Format Planning Scheme Panel Report 1998
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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East Gippsland Shire Council Urban Waterway Guidelines 2013
Clause 21.04 Environmental and Landscape Values, Clause 21.05 Environmental Risk, Clause 21.08 Housing and Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 9.
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East Gippsland Soil Erosion Management Plan 2009
Clause 44.01 Erosion Management Overlay Schedule.
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Ellasville Road Nicholson Subdivision Process
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Endorsed Development Plan 10 Marlo Road, Marlo
Development Plan Over Schedule 7 contained within the East Gippsland Planning Scheme
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Environment Protection Industrial Waste Resource Regulations 2009
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Environmental Guidelines for major construction sites 1996
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Extract from Lake Tyers Beach and surrounds Strategy Plan 1991 plan 4
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Extract from Lakes Entrance Strategy Plan 1987 fig 4.3 outline Development Plan
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Fernbank Restructure Plan
Clause 45.05 Restructure Plan Overlay Schedule.
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Freight Futures - Victorian Freight Network Strategy 2008
Clause 18 Transport.
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Geothermal Energy Resources Act 2005
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Gippsland Forest Management Plan 2004
Clause 21.04 Environmental and Landscape Values.
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Gippsland Lakes Coastal Action Plan 1999
Clause 21.03 Settlement, Clause 21.05 Environmental Risk and Clause 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 1 to 8.
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Gippsland Regional Growth Plan May 2014
Clause 11 Settlement.
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Glen Wills Restructure Plan 2013
Clause 45.05 Restructure Plan Overlay Schedule.
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Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Act 2008
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Growth Area Framework Plans 2006
Clause 11 Settlement.
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Guide to Residential Streets and Paths 2004
Table to Clause 81.01.
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Guidelines for Higher Density Residential Development
Clause 11 Settlement and Clause 15 Built Environment and Heritage.
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Guidelines for Planning Permit Applications in Open Potable Water Supply Catchment Areas 2012
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Healeys Road Overall Development Plan
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Improving Walking and Wayfinding in Bairnsdale 2011
Clause 21.03 Settlement and Clause 21.07 Built Environment and Heritage.
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Infrastructure Design Manual 2015
Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 9.
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Input to Twin Rivers Land Use Plan - Economic Assessment of Future Land Requirements August 2011
Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities and Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 9.
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Integrated Coastal Planning for Gippsland Coastal Action Plan 2011
Clause 21.03 Settlement.
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Interim Guidelines for control of noise from industry in country Victoria
Clause 13 Environmental Risks.
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Lakes Entrance Business District Interim Use and Development Control 2011
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Lakes Entrance Northern Growth Area - Development Contributions Plan
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Lakes Entrance Northern Growth Area Concept Plan Hydrology Water Tech 2013
Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities and Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 8.
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Lakes Entrance Northern Growth Area Native Vegetation Precinct Plan 2013
Clause 42.01 Environmental Significance Overlay.
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Lakes Entrance Northern Growth Area Native Vegetation Precinct Plan 2013
Clause 21.12 Strategies for sub-regions, towns and localities, Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 8 and Clause 52.16 Native Vegetation Precinct Plan.
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Lakes Entrance Northern Growth Area Outline Development Plan 2013
Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities and Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 8.
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Lakes Entrance Northern Growth Area Social Impact Assessment 2012
Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities and Clause 43.04 Development Plan Overlay Schedule 8.
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Land Use Planning Report Colquhoun Area Study Subdivision Structure Plan
Clause 22.00 Local Planning Policies.
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Linking People and Spaces Report Parks Victoria 2002
Clause 11 Settlement
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Low Density Living Study October 1997
Clause 21.08 Housing.
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Mineral Resources Sustainable Development 1990
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Ministerial Direction No 1 potentially contaminated land
Clause 13 Environmental Risks.
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Ministerial Direction Section 12 Urban Growth Areas
Clause 11 Settlement.
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Native Vegetation Information Management General Use Quick Reference Guide
Clause 12 Environmental & Landscape Values.
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New Planning Scheme Report of the Advisory Committee 1999
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Newlands Arm Estate Restructure Plan 2017
Clause 45.05 Restructure Plan Overlay Schedule.
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Newspaper Printing and Production Facility 2011
Clause 21.12 Strategies for sub-regions, towns and localities.
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North Arm Foreshore and Estuary Action Plan 1996
Clause 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 1 to 8.
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North East Regional Catchment Strategy 2013
Clause 35 Rural Zones.
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Onsite Wastewater Management Code of Practice 2013
Table to Clause 81.01.
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Patricia Baleen Gas Plan 2014
Clause 37.01 Special Use Zone Schedule 4.
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Permitted Clearing of Native Vegetation Biodiversity Assessment Guidelines 2013
Table to Clause 81.01.
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Permitted clearing of Native Vegetation Biodiversity Assessment Guidelines
Table to Clause 81.01 and Clause 12 Environmental & Landscape Values.
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Petroleum Act 1998
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Piggeries Code of Practice 1992
Table to Clause 81.01 and Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Planning Guidelines for land based aquaculture in Victoria 2005
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Policy and Planning Guidelines for Development of Wind Energy Facilities in Victoria 2016
Clause 19 Infrastructure.
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Potable water guidelines 2012
Clause 14 Natural Resource Management.
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Precinct Structure Planning Guidelines 2009
Clause 11 Settlement.
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Private Tennis Court Development Code of Practice 1999
Table to Clause 81.01.
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Public Transport Guidelines for Land Use Development 2008
Clause 18 Transport.
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Re-imagining Bairnsdale Master Plan 2013 - Volume 1
Clause 21.03 Settlement, Clause 21.07 Built Environment and Heritage and Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities.
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Re-imagining Bairnsdale Master Plan 2013 - Volume 2
Clause 21.03 Settlement, Clause 21.07 Built Environment and Heritage and Clause 21.12 Strategies for Sub-Regions, Towns and Localities.
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Recommended separation distances for industrial residual air emissions
Clause 13 Environmental Risks and Clause 17 Economic Development.
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Report on Environmental Issues and Constraints Colquhoun Area Study Draft May 1999
Clause 22.00 Local Planning Policies.
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Roadside Vegetation Strategy 2012
Clause 21.04 Environmental and Landscape Values and Clause 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 1 to 8.
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Safer Design Guidelines for Victoria
Clause 11 Settlement and Clause 15 Built Environment and Heritage.
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Site Specific Control 26 Phillips Lane Lucknow 2012
Clause 21.12 Strategies for sub-regions, towns and localities.
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Site Specific Control for land at 1015 Bairnsdale-Dargo Road Hillside 2010
Clause 53.03 Specific Sites and Exclusions.
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Siting and Design Guidelines for Structures on the Victorian Coast 1998
Clause 42.02 Schedule 1, Clause 42.03 Schedule 2 to 6 Significant Landscape Overlay.
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Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Development Applications 2013
Clause 21.07 Built Environment and Heritage, Clause 21.08 Housing and Clause 21.11 Infrastructure.
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Business Support

Business Concierge and Support

If you want to start your own business, or you're looking for advice on growing your business, we can help you make sense of all the information out there. We can work with you to:

  • Guide you through applying for permits
  • Help you understand which government agencies can assist you
  • Find appropriate training
  • Help identify commercial land and property
  • Introduce you to business associations and networks.

To contact the Business Concierge, contact council on (03) 5153 9500 and ask to speak to the Business Concierge.

Alternatively, email Economic.Development@egipps.vic.gov.au and our Business Concierge will contact you.

Work My Own Way

Access a seasoned entrepreneur or business professional as a sounding board. Help develop and review your ideas, confidential conversations to manage your issues, help you with accountability and help close your skill gaps.
Visit the Work My Own Way to learn more.

Work My Own Way is an Australian Government initiative to support Gippslanders to become self-employed. Whether you want to become a freelancer, small business owner, start-up founder or consultant, we're here to give you the confidence and skills to get your business off the ground or jump hurdles as you build.

Gippsland Business Connect

Find local businesses, local experts, business events, business news, upcoming projects and procurement opportunities to help you reach your potential on Gippsland Business Connect.

Gippsland Jobs Hub

Connect with local job seekers via Gippsland Jobs Hub.

Employers can post a free job post to access a community of willing and active local candidates. You can also promote your opportunities on the web and mobile, as well as showcase your vacancies on social media and access supporting information and useful links.

For information on support available for business, recent research, statistical data, and advice about business opportunities or niche markets, assistance with funding applications or general knowledge, email economic.development@egipps.vic.gov.au.

Drought assistance

Council can help you access information, help determine eligibility, and provide details on which agency can answer questions related to your circumstances. For more information, visit our drought assistance page.

Business Victoria has information on issues such as trading hours, business registration, public health, occupational health and safety, consumer and tenancy enquiries.

The Australian Government business portal provides information on issues such as taxation, business activity statements and Australian Business Numbers.

Business permits

Which permits might I need? 

If you are opening or expanding a business, you may need one or more permits from us. The following information provides an overview of the types of permits your business may require, and how to apply.

Planning permit

You are likely to need a planning permit if you are doing any of the following:

  • Changing the type of business activity from its previous form?
  • Constructing or externally altering the building you will occupy?
  • Changing the trading hours of the business?
  • Adding or changing signs to the land or facades?
  • Looking to paint or alter a heritage-listed building?
  • Seeking a reduction in on-site car parking requirements?
  • Intending to sell or serve liquor or change an existing licence?

Visit the Application for Planning Permit page on our website for more information on how to get started on your planning permit application.

Trading Permit

If you answer yes to the following question, You likely need a kerbside trading permit if you want to sell of offer to sell goods on any land that is owned, occupied, maintained or managed by us.

Visit the Trading Permit Application page to get started on your application.

Goods on Footpath Permit

You probably need a kerbside trading permit if you are planning on putting:

  • Chairs and tables on the footpath
  • An A-frame sign or display of goods (e.g. fruit stand) on the footpath

Visit the Display Goods on Footpath page to get started on your application.

Health Permit

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you are likely to need a health permit:

  • Do you intend to sell food or drink on the premises of your business?
  • Do you intend to sell health related services (e.g. hairdressing, beauty treatments, tattooing or skin piercing) on your premises?
  • Will you be providing accommodation?

Visit the Registration of a Food Premises page to apply to register a food business.

Visit the Registration of Prescribed Accommodation page to apply to register accommodation.

Visit the Public Health page for more information on how to apply for health permits.

Event Permit

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you are likely to need an Event Permit.

  • Are you organising a gathering where more people than usual are gathered at the one time?
  • Will the activities sit outside the approved use of the venue?
  • Will there be impacts on the community?
  • Is this event within East Gippsland Shire Council’s public open spaces and managed land and will you be inviting the general public?

Visit the Initial Event Permit Advice page to get started on your application.

For more information on how to apply for an event permit, visit the Events page.

Building Permit

Council does not provide these. You need to contact a Private Building Surveyor if you want to:

  • do internal renovations
  • do external or structural building work
  • change the number of people that can occupy your building at one time

Visit the Building page for more information.

Workshops and training

Council offers a range of workshops and training each year.

Our Business Development Program provides you with fantastic opportunities to build and grow your business.

Subscribe to the Business Connect newsletter to receive the latest workshops and training news.

To register for any of the below workshops, contact our Business Concierge on Economic.Development@egipps.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5153 9500.

Feedback from past workshops:

“The facilitators demonstrated a wealth of knowledge and the guest speakers were a highlight each week. Great concise information was provided.”

“Thanks so much for this incredible program. I’ve had so many take outs that I’m compelled to go back and write my top 10, so I can keep them front and centre. This program really couldn’t have come at a better time, and I feel so fortunate to have been a participant and met some great women along the way.”

Business Victoria workshop - in person

We host in person workshops in East Gippsland in partnership with BusinessVictoria. Business Victoria also host online workshops on a regular basis. You can view the upcoming online workshops events calendar.

Small Business Bus

Are you looking to start a small business but not sure how? Do you own a business and need expert advice on how to grow and thrive?

The Small Business Bus offers:

  • Free confidential mentoring provided by a small business specialist.
  • Advice on developing your business idea, formulating a business plan, marketing your business, improving your understanding of cash-flow management and more.
  • Friendly assistance from a Small Business Victoria's programs and services information officer.

The Small Business Bus visits East Gippsland each year.

East Gippsland Grant Finder

We are excited to partner with Grant Guru to provide the ‘East Gippsland Grant Finder’ to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. This site provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available to you from many sources including; State and Federal Government, corporate and philanthropic.

Our free service means you will never miss a grant opportunity again.

You can register to receive email alerts for new grants, save your favourites and access tips to help you apply for grants.

For more information, visit the East Gippsland Grant Guru portal.

Grant opportunities offered by East Gippsland Shire Council including Community Grants, Arts and Heritage Grants, and Regional and District Events Sponsorship (RADES) can be found on our community grants page.

East Gippsland Digital Confidence Program

We are excited to be partnering with GippsTech to deliver a Digital Confidence program for our business owners in the region, aiming to raise the confidence of local business operators to adopt technology and find new ways to grow and develop their business.  

This project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.



What is the program?


There will be a series of seven workshops held across the Shire, including one online session. After attending a workshop, up to 50 businesses will receive one-on-one personalised mentoring support.

This mentoring will include the completion of a Digital Health Check, reviewing current technology needs and uses, and then building a roadmap to implement changes that will enable business owners to:

-      Power up their digital presence

-      Boost efficiency and sales

-      Increase digital safety and security of business information

Who is eligible?


This program is open to business owners, farmers, start-up businesses and side hustles. For the personalized mentoring, priority will be given to business operators located in Bendoc, Buchan, Cann River, Mallacoota, Marlo, Omeo, Orbost, and Swifts Creek.

 

Workshop details

 

Workshops will be held as follows:

Tuesday 16 April: Orbost - Orbost Snowy Rovers Club Rooms, 4pm to 7pm

Thursday 18 April: Omeo – Omeo Community Hub, 4pm to 7pm

Thursday 2 May – Mallacoota - Miva Miva Hall, 4pm to 7pm

Tuesday 7 May – Online workshop (via Zoom), 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Thursday 16 May (via Zoom), 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Wednesday 22 May (via Zoom), 9.30am to 12.30pm

You can view all details and book your spot here.

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