Applying for a Planning Permit
How to apply for a planning permit
How do I get started?
When you have found out what zones and overlays apply to your land (Planning Property Report) 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 and if so, advise what you need to include in your application.
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