Standard vehicular crossing

Under the City Plan, standard vehicular crossings (VXOs) are accepted development subject to standard requirements which include width, grade and separation.

If the crossing complies with the required outcomes of table 9.4.2-2 of the City Plan, it is a standard crossing.

If the shape of ground (distance and gradient) between roadside kerb and the property boundary line does not allow a standard VXO to be fitted, you are required to obtain a development permit for operational works for a VXO.

A standard VXO requires a licence.

To issue a licence, we rely on information provided by applicants. We only conduct compliance inspections.

Please note:

  • We make decisions based on the information provided by applicants.
  • Where documents and drawings do not reflect the existing circumstances of the site, you might be required to submit additional information/applications to obtain approval, resulting in extra costs and time for us to reach an appropriate decision.

VXO licence general conditions

Applicants are responsible for ensuring a compliant VXO can fit between the road and the property boundary line. Refer to the standard drawings in related information for details.

After receiving your application number, allow 3 business days before booking an inspection.

If your application is refused, we provide the reasons for the refusal. A new application may be made with the payment of applicable fees.

By making this application, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the VXO licence and any other conditions that may be issued with the licence.

Set out for placement of concrete

Where a VXO is approved in accordance with one of the applicable standard drawings, you may set out placement of concrete on receipt of the VXO application number.

However, pouring of concrete must not occur until a pre-pour inspection is successfully completed.

Failure to comply

Failure to comply with licence conditions or with any notices issued by Council may result in penalty infringement notices (on-the-spot fines), legal action, or both being taken against the applicant and owner of the property.

How to apply

Use this form to apply to construct a standard vehicular crossing.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

You must submit the following supporting items with your application:

  • a detailed site plan showing the location of the proposed vehicular crossing, measurements, surface finishes, and the location of any trees, stormwater gullies, street furniture and infrastructure, including water meter boxes and sewer manholes, etc.
  • payment of the application fee.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

Once you have all your supporting documentation, complete and submit your application form.

Apply online

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

You must submit the following supporting items with your application:

  • a detailed site plan showing the location of the proposed vehicular crossing, measurements, surface finishes, and the location of any trees, stormwater gullies, street furniture and infrastructure, including water meter boxes and sewer manholes, etc.
  • payment of the application fee.

Complete the checklist for licence to construct vehicular crossing

(If you have completed the online checklist, please ignore this step)

The checklist can be completed online or downloaded below. Please note, if you have already completed the online checklist when using the online tools to assess the required application type, you can use the completed PDF you received via email. You do not need to complete the checklist again.

Checklist for a licence to construct a vehicular crossing (VXO)(PDF, 424KB)

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and complete the Application for licence to construct a vehicular crossing (VXO)(PDF, 1MB)

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

You must submit the following supporting items with your application:

  • a detailed site plan showing the location of the proposed vehicular crossing, measurements, surface finishes, and the location of any trees, stormwater gullies, street furniture and infrastructure, including water meter boxes and sewer manholes, etc.
  • payment of the application fee.

Step 2.Complete the checklist for licence to construct vehicular crossing

(If you have completed the online checklist, please ignore this step)

The checklist can be completed online or downloaded below. Please note, if you have already completed the online checklist when using the online tools to assess the required application type, you can use the completed PDF you received via email. You do not need to complete the checklist again.

(PDF, 187KB)Checklist for a licence to construct a vehicular crossing (VXO)(PDF, 424KB)

Step 3.Complete the application form

Download and complete the Application for licence to construct a vehicular crossing (VXO)(PDF, 1MB)

Step 4.Send us your completed application form and checklist along with payment (cheque or money order)

Post to:
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast MC QLD 972

Please note: the approval of applications lodged by mail may be delayed until the cheque is honoured by the bank and processed by the City.