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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


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