The Mornington Peninsula Shire General Purpose Local Law deems it an offence for a person to ride a recreational vehicle on any land except with a Local Law Permit. A recreational vehicle means a motor vehicle, which may be registered or unregistered, that is being used for recreational purposes. This includes motorbikes, trail bikes, mini bikes, three or four wheeled vehicles and the like. It does not apply to vehicles being used for agricultural purposes.
In order for a permit to be issued, a number of requirements must be met:
For an easier way to tell if your property meets the requirements, fill out our eligibility form below.
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You can pay and lodge your application online
OR you can download the Recreational Vehicle Application form(PDF, 118KB), fill it out and lodge it with payment. For details on how to lodge and pay, please contact us.
A plan must be submitted with the application, showing the location of where on the property the vehicle/s is proposed to be ridden. The suitability of the proposed land will be considered as part of the application.
A Community Safety Officer will assess your application. The assessment of a recreational vehicle permit must take into account a range of considerations.
The main impact in relation to the use of recreational vehicles is the associated noise which may impact on neighbouring properties. Whilst there are mechanical methods for managing noise, buffer distances are the simplest tool available for minimising the impact.
The use of recreational vehicles must be balanced with the uses which occur on adjacent properties. Advertising is required to all surrounding properties which may be affected by the proposal. Weighting will be given to any objections dependant on the level of impact the permitted use would cause.
You will be advised of the outcome of your application and, if successful, a permit will be issued. If a permit is granted it is likely to include some of the following conditions:
There may be additional conditions placed on a permit in an attempt to achieve a mediated and negotiated outcome.
The application fee is $218. This is an application fee and is non-refundable in the case your application is unsuccessful.