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Shipping containers and electric fences

Temporary shipping containers

Placing a shipping container on private land

In most situations, you will need a permit to place a shipping container on your land.

If the shipping container will be in place for over 6 months, we recommend giving our Planning Department a call to discuss your situation.

Placing a shipping container on public land

If you are planning to place a shipping container on Council land, you need to apply for a permit.

Electric fences

You will need to apply for a permit if you are planning to put up an electric fence on residential land, or on land less than .4 hectares in the urban growth area.

Note: Applications for permits to install electric fences on or adjoining land will not be approved.

Apply for a permit

To apply:

  • complete a General Permit Application 2019 (download below)
  • supply proof of your public liability insurance for $10 million covering Council
  • supply a plan of the proposed location of the container or electric fence
  • return your documents to any of our Customer and Library Service Centre and pay the relevant fee; or
  • return your documents to Mitchell Shire Council and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone

Documents

More information

This page was last updated on 17 July 2019.