What’s the Council Permit Approval Process for Traffic Control in Melbourne?


As you may already be aware, there’s much planning that goes into a traffic control permit application. There are a lot of factors in play, such as:

  • Whether the roads that will be affected are considered Major or Minor roads (VicRoads or Council Roads)

  • How long you will need traffic control for

  • The extent to which the roads will be affected by your project

  • Whether you’ll need to submit numerous permit applications for different aspects of the project


If your project is short term, you may only require a TGS (Traffic Guidance Scheme), whereas longer or larger-scale projects will require a TMP (Traffic Management Plan).


What’s the difference between a TGS and a TMP?


A TGS is usually an A3 document which contains all the important details regarding your planned traffic control management procedures. This might include:

  • Contact details

  • Standards (AS1742.3 2009)

  • Emergency vehicles and public transport allowances

  • Traffic controller instructions

  • Signage requirement

  • Any other critical site information


A TMP, on the other hand, is a much more detailed document with OH&S information, hazard identification, descriptions of the road terrain, inspections and reporting, forecasted traffic volume and incident management protocols.


By formulating a well-devised plan for your traffic control permit application, you can save yourself from heavy fines and rest assured that your project is compliant with Victorian regulations.



We can assist with your application for a traffic control permit


At BBC Traffic, we are well-versed in the intricacies of applying for a traffic control permit in the State of Victoria. Our team will work closely alongside you to take all the stress and confusion out of your traffic control permit application.


We are highly experienced in developing detailed TGS and TMP’s, and we’ll ensure that your traffic control permit application process goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Our qualified team will assess site location, evaluate traffic flow, identify potential hazards, and provide expert guidance on which permits you will require for your project.


From here, we’ll walk you through the process of lodging your application, which may take up to 15 days for a response. Rest assured, we’ll do everything we can to ensure you have all your permits in time for Day One of your project.


BBC Traffic is fully insured, with a 95% referral rate and a fantastic reputation across Melbourne for reliable traffic management solutions. This includes permit acquisition, equipment hire and 24/7 emergency traffic control services.


Contact us


To speak with a professional member of our team about your traffic control permit application needs, simply call us on 1300 155 166 or email admin@bbctraffic.com.au and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.