Permits

Skip Bin Hire Permits

Placing a skip on a street, nature strip, footpath, any lane way, parking bay or any other type of shared/public space or public land requires a permit. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions.

Please note: it is the hirer’s responsibility to obtain any required permit.

Heavy penalties and fines apply for failure to obtain any necessary permits.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Noosa Shire Council regulations

Skip bins cannot be placed on the nature strip or footpath without first securing a valid Council permit to place a skip on public land. Please note that access through a public park or reserve also requires a permit. A delivery vehicle accessing private property through or via a public reserve or park cannot do so without an access permit.

Council process can be long and, in most instances, requires a 14-day application lead in time.

Current Council fees for permits (as of November 2015).

Noosa Shire Council:

  • Domestic private use: $176 application fee with a $500 bond.
  • Commercial use: $486 application fee with a $2,500 bond.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council:

  • Domestic private use: $180 application fee with a $515 bond.
  • Commercial use: $490 application fee with a $2,575 bond.

Provided that you have obtained the necessary permit, which will be subject to Council conditions of placement and compliance (including a site plan, traffic and pedestrian management), sufficient space must then be allowed for pedestrian traffic to safely pass by or around the skip.

Skips cannot be placed on any roadway or obstruct the flow of traffic in any way unless a permit has been issued by the Queensland Police in conjunction with a permit from the Local Council. Proof of your current Public Liability Insurance would also be required.

Therefore, we strongly recommend putting the skip within the property boundary on private land.

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