Apply for a vehicle crossing permit

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When do you need a vehicle crossing permit?

A vehicle crossing is sometimes known as a driveway that is on Manningham land.

If you are planning on doing any of the following works to a vehicle crossing, you will need a permit:

  • constructing a new vehicle crossing
  • altering an existing vehicle crossing
  • repairing a vehicle crossing
  • replacing a vehicle crossing.

A vehicle crossing permit is to make sure you complete the works to the standards we require. A permit also ensures the works are safe.


Who can apply for a permit?

If you are planning to do works to a vehicle crossing, you will need to get a permit. An applicant can be:

  • a homeowner
  • a builder
  • a concreter
  • a developer.

The person who gets the permit is responsible for the works.


The permit application process

The permit application process takes approximately 10 to 15 business days. The approved permit is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.


How much does it cost?

The cost for an application is $315.

For any required re-inspection a fee of $182 applies.

You will receive an invoice after an initial assessment. You do not need to pay upfront.

You can pay using our online service. Just use the permit reference number VC or other payment options outlined on the invoice.


How to apply

Include as much detail as you can in your application and can include basic plans. This helps us understand what works you are doing.

After receiving your application, we will complete an assessment and prepare the permit conditions. We will contact you to discuss any problems with the proposed works.

You will receive an invoice for the application fee after submitting your form. You will get the invoice within 10 business days.

If there’s no issues, you will receive your permit a couple of days after paying the invoice.

For complex vehicle crossing works, the approval process may take longer.

To apply, download the application form and email it to us.

Vehicle Crossing Application
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What happens next?

Once we have received your application form, this is the approval process: 

  1. We will inspect the property and check the details of the proposed works.

  2. We will contact you if there are any issues.

  3. If there are no issues, we will send you an invoice for the permit fee.

  4. After paying the permit fee, we will send you the approved permit.

  5. You can start the works after receiving the approved permit. You will have 6 months to complete the works.

  6. We require you to book an inspection of the vehicle crossing works. You can find the inspection details on the approved permit.

  7. After completing the works, we will check the finished product.

  8. We will contact you to discuss any issues with the completed works.

What vehicle crossing standards do you have to follow?

We reserve the right to revoke permits at any time. We may also allow an extension before the permit expires. Extensions are generally only for a couple of weeks and are not always approved.

The vehicle crossing must conform to our standards, specifications and requirements. We will supervise the construction.

Vehicle crossings must be a minimum of 3 metres and a maximum of 4 metres in width, with 6 metre widths maximum in special circumstances. Unless, approved as part of a planning permit. You will find the exact details of approved works in the permit.

The number of vehicle crossings and widths of vehicle crossings allowed per property are in the table below.

Property frontage
1 vehicle crossing
2 vehicle crossings
0 metres to 15 metres
3 metres only
Not permitted
15 metres to 30 metres
3 metres to 4 metres
Not permitted
30 metres to 60 metres
3 metres to 4 metres
3 metres each
60+ metres (rural area)
3 metres to 6 metres
3 metres to 4 metres each


How to cancel

Contact us if you want to cancel your application.

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