Thanks for your feedback. This consultation has now closed.

Thank you for your feedback, which has helped us finalise the Business Parklet Policy and Business Parklet Guidelines.

Council endorsed the Business Parklet Policy at its 20 October 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting. Visit the Council Meetings page on Council's website at to view the Council Report, engagement summary reports and the endorsed policy and guidelines. These documents are also available in the document library on this page.

To support the recovery of small businesses from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 restrictions, no fees will be charged for parklets for the 2021/22 financial year. The next valuation of retail rents is due in March 2022 and this, together with feedback from parklet permit holders, will enable Council to consider when parklet fees may be sensibly introduced and the rates that are charged in the future.

If you are interested in applying for a business parklet or would like more information, you can contact Council via My Port Phillip or phone ASSIST 03 9209 6777.

You can also find more information about the policy and guidelines in the FAQs section of this page.

If you’ve been out and about in our City over the past year, it’s likely that you’ve seen our business parklets – you may have even dined or had coffee at one.

Temporary business parklets and other outdoor activations have been a critical part of Council’s response to supporting local businesses through COVID-19 while indoor dining was heavily restricted.

We’ve developed a Policy, which will provide a framework to help guide how we manage business parklets in Port Phillip and continue to support local businesses through recovery and beyond.

The Policy will ensure these spaces add vibrancy to our streets and contribute to the overall wellbeing of our City, while also balancing the amenity needs of surrounding businesses and our community.

In May 2021 we asked our community for their thoughts on business parklets to help inform a long-term policy for managing these spaces in Port Phillip. We heard that the majority of our community were supportive overall of business parklets. The responses we received indicated that more outdoor seating, better atmosphere, and support for local businesses were the main community benefits. You can read more about these findings in the engagement summary report here.

Following consultation, we used your feedback to develop a draft Business Parklet Policy, draft guidelines and draft fee structure which we asked for feedback on throughout July and August 2021. You can read about the consultation findings in the engagement summary report here.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Parklet Policy project team
Phone 03 9209 6777