Some Planning Permit applications are eligible to be considered as VicSmart.

VicSmart is a streamlined application process that may reduce your application fee.

To determine whether your application is eligible for VicSmart, refer to the zone, overlay or particular provision that requires a Planning Permit. To find out which overlays and zones impact your property, go to VicPlan.

For queries related to VicSmart eligibility:

  • Visit the planning counter at Council where planners are available assist you, or 
  • phone us on 9278 4888.

Are you looking to start or change a business?

Our Business Support Service can advise and guide you through the permit process.

How to apply for a Planning Permit through VicSmart

Step 1: Prepare your application

Visit the VicSmart website to download checklists and applicant guides. 

Complete the  Application for VicSmart (PDF, 334KB).  

Step 2: Submit your application for a Planning Permit through VicSmart

We prefer that you submit the application for VicSmart in electronic format. 

Email the VicSmart application form and supporting documents to [email protected], marked for the attention of the Statutory Planning Department.

 We also accept applications submitted by post or in person. Address these submissions to:

The City of Boroondara
C/- The Statutory Planning Department
8 Inglesby Road

Refer to the checklists on the State Government's VicSmart website for supporting documentation requirements.

A fee applies. For fee information, see Victoria State Government planning and subdivision feesFor options on how to pay, see Pay building and planning fees.

Note that subsequent correspondence from Council will be provided to the email address stated on the application form.

Step 3: Respond to requests for further information

Council may request further information within 5 business days.

Step 4: Council assesses the VicSmart Planning Permit application

A Council officer assesses the application against preset criteria.

Step 5: Council issues a decision

 A Council officer approves or refuses the application within 10 business days and will notify the applicant.

Timeline for VicSmart approval

Approximately 10 business days from the date all required information is received.

Further information

For the latest information on VicSmart, visit the State Government VicSmart website.

Refer to the Boroondara Planning Scheme to find out more about planning controls in Boroondara.

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