Outdoor dining


Council is continuing to work with our local restaurants, cafes and bars to fast track applications to set up outdoor areas so as to continue trading when COVID-19 restrictions are eased from October 2021 in line with the Victorian State Government's Roadmap.

This applies to businesses that already have footpath trading in place but want to extend seating and dining to neighbouring properties, and also to where businesses wanted to utilise laneways and streets for outdoor dining.

Businesses that want to submit ideas for improving their outdoor dining spaces are encouraged to send an email to cd@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au with the following information:

  • Business name, address and contact details
  • Site Plans with dimensions (hand drawn is OK)
  • Photos/Images
  • Details on how any structures will be secured
  • Copy of public liability insurance

This program of outdoor dining is a State Government initiative that is supported by Council. For more information on the initiative visit:

Industry Restart Guidelines for Hospitality
Victorian Government’s funding and support for the hospitality industry