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.
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 0.4 hectares in the urban growth area.
Note: Applications for permits to install electric fences on or adjoining Council land will not be approved.
Apply for a permit
- 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
This page was last updated on 22 March 2020.