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Applying for a Planning Permit

How do I get started?

When you have found out what zones and overlays apply to your land and need advice, you can arrange a pre-application meeting to discuss your proposal with a planning officer. It is not a planning officer's role to design the application or predict a decision, but they can give advice and guidance on the process.


Council planners can tell you if you need a planning permit, advise what you need to include in your application, and make sure that what you want to do is not prohibited.


You may choose to seek professional advice, or prepare a planning permit application yourself using Council’s planning application checklists as a guide. To ensure that your application can be processed quickly and efficiently, it is essential that all the relevant information is included.


What do I need to include?

A planning permit application must include:

  • A completed Planning Permit Application Form (don’t forget to sign and date it)
  • Payment of the application fees (see Schedule of Fees for more information) 
  • A Certificate of Title less than 30 days old, including all details for the subject land. You can get this from the Titles Office or phone (03) 8636 2456.
  • Three copies of the site and floor plans and all elevations (all development and some use applications).  All plans must be drawn to scale with dimensions to a professional standard.  If not, you may be asked to provide new plans that meet the standard.
  • Any other information required.  See the planning checklist page, speak to a planning consultant or check with Council  “These forms will help you”

Need to know more…

Application for a Planning Permit

How to complete the "Application for Planning Permit" form

Guide to the mandatory information you must provide


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