Introducing Business Approvals Moreland

Most new, established or growing businesses will need a permit to operate - some businesses may even need more than one permit. The information on this page will help you to determine the type of permit you may need.

Our Business Approvals Moreland (BAM) will guide and assist you through the business permits and approvals process from the beginning to the end. 

The first step of the BAM process is to complete the online questionnaire that identifies all the permits and approvals required for your business. ***If necessary, a pre-application meeting will be arranged with relevant Council officers to discuss your application requirements. You will not have to book a separate pre-application meeting with Planning.

UPDATE: The pre-application meeting service is continuing but at a reduced capacity.  The meetings are run via a video link online through Microsoft Teams and two time slots have been allocated per week; Tuesday 2 - 3 pm and Wednesday 11 am - 12 noon.  When a meeting time is confirmed, the Business Moreland Team will send a calendar invitation to ‘Join Microsoft Teams Meeting’.

This is a proactive measure to protect community and staff health in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

The process of completing the online questionnaire remains unchanged.



What happens next?

We will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your questionnaire within two business days and advise if a pre-application meeting will be booked for you.

Learn more about managing the permit and planning process by reading our Moreland businesses case studies.

If you want to start a business and you need help, contact the Economic Development Branch at Moreland City Council on 9240 1111 or email Business Moreland


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Further information

Area of Council Further information


Building deals with alterations, demolitions, new buildings or extensions, to ensure that your business meets fire, safety and structural standards.


Commercial Priority

Liquor licences


If you want to establish a new business or expand an existing business in Moreland, you may need a planning permit. Some applications may qualify for the Commercial Priority Process.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health regulates the registration of food and health-related businesses to ensure that all health requirements and standards are met. 

Local Laws

Local Laws regulates and issues permits relating to the placement of outdoor furniture, product displays and A-frame footpath signage.

The unit also assists in regulating car parking across the City, including ensuring turnover of vital customer car parking, and business, residential and disabled persons parking permits.

Commercial waste services

Council offers garbage and recycling collection services for non-residential properties, including a standard commercial service and a Commercial Plus service.

Contact us

Elisa Grassa

Business Development Officer

Elisa provides support to new and existing small businesses, startups, home-based business owners, entrepreneurs and those thinking about starting a business venture. Elisa coordinates Business Moreland’s events and programs. 

Phone: 9240 2370
Email Elisa Grassa

Maria Rico

Commercial and Industrial Investment Facilitation

Maria acts as first point of contact to advance key commercial and industrial investment projects. Maria supports growing businesses to remain in Moreland, and new investment projects that grow local jobs.

Phone: 9240 2392
Email Maria Rico