Home offices are not permitted to employ anyone who is not a member of the household and is not permitted to have any custom/trade signage or involve any food preparation.
Home occupations are permitted to have some custom/trade signage. However, they are limited to the use of 20m2 of floor area and may not employ anyone who is not a member of the household.
Home businesses are permitted to employ up to 2 people who are not members of the household and are limited to the use of 50m2 of floor area. Some custom/trade signage is permitted.
For more information on home offices, home occupations and home businesses, please read the Home Office, Home Occupation and the Home Business Information Sheet for guidance on any required approvals.
Home food businesses
We suggest you read our Guidelines for Food Preparation in Residential Premises for Sale to the Public then contact the City for guidance on any required approvals. Once you have the necessary approval, you must complete and submit a Food Premises Notification Form.
Food, beverage and hospitality businesses are vital to the community by increasing tourism and boosting the economy. However, there are legislation and codes of practice to follow, specific health and safety training to undertake and approvals to obtain before opening. Please refer to Step 4 - Health approval.
Outdoor dining areas
The City recognises that outdoor eating areas (alfresco dining) can make a significant contribution to the vitality and ambience of public places. They offer opportunities for social interaction or quiet reflection while helping to stimulate the local business economy.
Businesses can apply for a Footpath Activation Permit and if the activation area is in accordance with the policy, the City will issue the business with an activation permit which is valid for the life of the use of the activation area.
A permit is not required to place one 'A' Frame sign on the footpath to support your business.
Temporary food vans/stalls/stands
Regardless of whether your temporary food business is for profit, or charity or community fundraising reasons, you must complete an Application to Sell Food at Events. Please note, permits to sell food at events are renewed annually.
Before filling out the form, we suggest you read our guidelines Minimum Standards for the Use of Temporary Food Premises for One or Two Day Events, obtain permission from the event organiser and ensure your public liability insurance is up to date.
The City has developed new, personal and group training guidelines. This is to help manage increasing requests for access to public open space and sporting grounds, by personal and group trainers.
To be eligible for a personal trainer or group fitness operator permit within the City of Stirling, you must have the following:
- Approved qualifications endorsed by Fitness Australia and/or VETAB providers such as TAFE, universities and nationally recognised training institutions/colleges
- A current senior first aid certificate
- Proof of current professional registration with Fitness Australia or the relevant peak body
- Current public liability insurance ($10 million minimum) and professional indemnity insurance for the life of the permit.
Personal training permits
|No. of reserves per permit
|Maximum hours per week
|1 - 4 people
|5 - 10 people
|11 - 25 people
Personal training seasonal permit fees
|Winter (1 April - 30 September)
|Summer (1 October to March)
|Small group (1 - 4 people)
|Medium group (5 - 10 people)
|Large group (11 - 25 people)
Bootcamps and short fitness session fees
|Cost per session
|$5.00 per session
|$10.00 per session
|$20.00 per session
Personal training application process
You'll be advised of the outcome of your application within five working days.