You will need a road reserve (formerly road opening) permit for building works that require digging or excavation within the road reserve. This may include:
We prefer you submit your application online. If you're unable to apply online, you can apply via email, mail or in person.
Before submitting your application, check what other permits or approvals you may need. For example, if you are connecting to a Council Stormwater pipe, you will also need a drainage tapping permit.
If your work is likely to impact roads or footpaths, you may also need to submit a Traffic or Pedestrian Management Plan.
If the road you're working on is managed by VicRoads, you will need to meet VicRoads’ requirements for traffic management. To find out which authority manages the road you’re working on, visit our Public Road Register or VicRoads.
We also recommend contacting Dial Before You Dig to confirm if there are underground services that may impact works.
View our Reinstatement Standards(PDF, 1MB) before submitting your application.
Your application must include:
We will process your application within 5 business days. Building work (including excavation) must not commence until your permit has been issued.
You will need to notify us when works are complete so that a Council Officer can inspect the site to ensure reinstatement works have been completed to a satisfactory standard.
Your permit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Download and complete the Road Opening Permit application(PDF, 693KB) form.
Send your completed form and supporting documents to:
We will contact you to pay the fee.
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Visit one of our Customer Service Centres to submit your application.
Application fee: $164.50
Frankston City Council's Reinstatement Standards(PDF, 1MB)
Building works code of practice(PDF, 155KB)
Keep it clean onsite brochure(PDF, 2MB)
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