Apply to extend your outdoor dining

Applications for Round 2 of our Outdoor Dining program are now open!

Our Love Merri-bek, Dine Local initiative has helped businesses all over Merri-bek extend their outdoor dining so they can serve more patrons in a CovidSafe way. 

We have received a second round of funding through the State Government's Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package and have launched round 2 of Love Merri-bek, Dine Local.

If you have outdoor dining permits, including parklets and road closures, you are eligible to renew for another 12 months (or a timeframe of your choice up until 30 June 2022). Aplications for new outdoor dining are now open.

Permit applications will be fast tracked and most permit fees will be waived if you apply by 15 May 2021.

Please note, for round 2 some options have changed and applications processes have been streamlined. 

How do I know which option works best for me?

Work through each option in order, starting at option 1, and assess your eligibility. The options are listed from the simplest and cheapest, through to more complex, costly and time intensive. For more detailed information before you apply, please read our Love Merri-bek, Dine Local Round 2 Guidelines.

What permits do I need and how much will it cost?

As part of our commitment to supporting businesses through this difficult time we are making it easier for you to expand your outdoor dining.

  • Moreland permits associated with outdoor dining will be fast-tracked.
  • The majority of Merri-bek permits will have no application fees, if applications are lodged before 15 May 2021.
  • Permits will be valid until 30 June 2022.