Apply for a Planning Permit, if needed

  1. Provide a clear copy of your Certificate of Title, including the lot plan. You can get this from the Landata website. The Certificate of Title must be no more than 28 days' old.
  2. Write a cover letter explaining your proposal.
  3. Write a neighbourhood and site description.
  4. Provide plans drawn to scale (1:100 or 1:200) with full dimensions, as well as an A3-sized set.
    The plan must show the site, floor layout and elevations measured from natural ground level.
  5. See whether your application is eligible to be fast-tracked under VicSmart.
  6. Complete the Application for a Planning Permit.
  7. Lodge the form, application fee and supporting documents with Council. 
  8. Now, apply for a Building Permit.

Application fees

Cost of development Application fee
Less than $10,000 $188.20
More than $10,000 and VicSmart applies $404.30
Between $10,001 and $100,000 and works are associated with a single dwelling $592.50
All other development $1080.40