The Mornington Peninsula is currently under Stage 4 restrictions which include a curfew from 9pm to 5am. Face coverings continue to be compulsory.
Please Note: Our Local Laws may not be the only legislation governing the activity you wish to undertake. In some instances for example, you may require a planning permit or permission from another authority (eg VicRoads).
There are a number of reasons you may need to apply for a local law permit. Some of these reasons will have their own specific application form. Please check the list below to make sure you're applying for the right permit. Click on any of the items below to learn how to apply.
If none of these apply to what you are wanting to do, it is likely you'll need a general local law permit.
Apply and pay online
OR download and complete the local law application form(PDF, 104KB) and return it to one of our customer service offices. Please note that fee charged is an application fee and will not be refunded in the circumstance that your application is unsuccessful.
Your application will be assessed by one of our Community Safety Officers. This may involve an inspection of your property to assess the suitability of your request and discussing the application with nearby neighbours. You will then be notified of the outcome and, if your application has been successful, you will receive your permit.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire Local Laws makes provision for residents to apply for a Local Law permit when the activity they wish to undertake is not permitted without approval of a Local Law permit. The purpose of Local Law permits is to regulate certain activities to ensure they do not impact on the safety of the public, create a nuisance or unduly affect the amenity of the area.
There are a number of reasons you may require a permit. These are specified in the Mornington Peninsula Shire General Purpose Local Law. If you're not sure whether or not you need one, please contact us.
A local law permit application is $210.00. This fee is an application fee and is non-refundable in the case a permit is not approved.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
Visit: National Relay Service
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Open from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Rosebud Office90 Besgrove Street, 3939
Mornington Office2 Queen Street, 3931
Hastings Office21 Marine Parade, 3915
Somerville Office1085 Frankston-Flinders Road, within Somerville Library, 3912
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters