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Lower Yarra River on-water food and beverage trial

EOI 201705

Status: Successful Yarra River operators, Arbory Afloat and Supafish appointed.

Yarra River Trial

Melbourne’s lifeblood, the Yarra River welcomes close to 40 million visitors to its banks each year. As a part of an activation trial to showcase the Yarra River as a world class waterfront destination, Parks Victoria are inviting businesses to apply for an on-water food and beverage business this summer, available in three locations.


  • Three on-water berthing sites located on the beautiful Yarra River
  • Semi-flexible trading operations
  • Strong visitation over the 2017/2018 summer
  • Site exclusivity within the designated waterway licence area
  • Opportunity to cater to summer functions and events


  • Applications opened 14 August 2017
  • Applications closed 30 August 2017

1. Review documentation

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Invitation for Application (PDF)

Invitation for Application (MSWord)  

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Application Form (MSWord)

* Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

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2. Email your intent to submit a proposal

This EOI is now closed.

3. Submit your application

This EOI is now closed.

Applications should be in MSWord or PDF format and a maximum file size of 20MB