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Permits are required by any person or organisation wanting to:

  • conduct a foot or bike race or similar on Victorian roads including rolling road closures
  • collect money from vehicles on a public road at an intersection

Highway collections and events are regulated by law. This is to ensure that they are coordinated and all relevant parties are aware that pedestrians or bicycles are using roads for special purposes.

The person or organisation conducting the event or collection must apply to the Chief Commissioner for a permit.

Highway collection permits

A highway collection permit is a legal requirement to be obtained by anyone wishing to collect money on Victorian roads. See Section 28 in the Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations.

An organisation may only conduct 50 collections per calendar year, and each intersection is counted as one collection.

Collections may only be conducted at intersections where there are lights controlling the flow of traffic and where no road speed limit is greater than 60km.

To obtain a highway collection permit a highway collection application form must be completed in full and submitted in full to the Victoria Police one month prior to the collection date.

Application forms must be submitted with council approval and a relevant certificate of insurance for the date of collection.

Any intersection on the borders of more than one council boundary must submit approval from both councils.

For enquiries, phone (03) 9247 5856.

Completed forms with the accompanying municipal council approvals should be sent to: roadpermits-oic@police.vic.gov.au

Highway event permits

A highway event permit must be obtained by anyone wishing to conduct a foot or bike race (including triathlons and marathons) on a Victorian road. See Sections 26 and 27 of the Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations 2009.

To obtain a highway event permit a highway event application form must be completed in full and submitted to Victoria Police at least two months prior to the event.

Applications must be submitted with the event-management plan and traffic-management plan, and must include a clear map of the route/course.

Council and VicRoads approvals and a relevant certificate of insurance for the date of event must accompany the application, however these can be submitted closer to the event date if necessary.

For enquiries, phone (03) 9247 5856.

Completed forms with the accompanying municipal council approvals should be sent to: roadpermits-oic@police.vic.gov.au

Reviewed 19 March 2019

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