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.
Planning officers do not design the application or predict a decision, but they can give advice and guidance on the process.
Our planners can tell you if you need a planning permit and if so, let you know what your application needs to include.
You can seek professional advice or prepare the application yourself using our application checklists as a guide.
To ensure that your application can be processed quickly you need to include all the relevant information.
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)
- 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.
Need to know more?
Planning Guides and Links
How to complete the Application for Planning Permit
Guide to the information you must provide