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Apply for a planning permit

You can apply for a planning permit online.

Download a step-by-step guide to lodge your application online below.

If you are a registered user* (have a username and password providing by our Planning Department), please log in after you have clicked the above link to apply for a planning permit.

*If you submit a number of applications and would like to be set up as a registered user, please contact our Building and Planning Department on 9217 2259 or email

Note - your planning permit application may qualify for the VicSmart assessment process if it complies with specific criteria. VicSmart is a streamlined and fast-tracked planning permit assessment process for straightforward applications.

To see if your application qualifies, visit the VicSmart website

Request planning pre-application advice

Planning pre-application advice is a service aimed at providing potential applicants with the opportunity to receive initial guidance and direction on a proposal. You must submit supporting documentation and note that any advice given is based on a preliminary assessment only. Once you lodge a request, a planning officer will contact you directly to arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss your proposal.

Your supporting documents can include but are not limited to the following:

* Copy of your Title (no older than 90 days from today's date)

* Sketch or concept plan of the proposal

* A written submission on the proposed use and/or development

* Scaled and dimensioned plans or a sketch or concept plan of the proposal

If you are unable to provide supporting documentation and are after general planning advice you can request to speak with a planning officer at our Building and Planning counter or ask for general advice over the phone on 9217 2259.

Please note this service is currently provided free of charge, however, if you are after written advice you will need to submit a Planning Property Information Request.


Request an extension of time to an existing permit

You can request to extend time to an existing planning permit:

  • before the planning permit expires
  • within 6 months to allow commencement of the planning permit
  • within 12 months to allow completion of the development.

Request a secondary consent to an existing planning permit

Secondary consent allows for minor modifications to endorsed plans only, and can be requested by the owner or occupier of the property.

Request copy of permit/endorsed plans

You can request copies of endorsed plans and/or permits either in an electronic or hardcopy format.

Request planning property information

A planning property information request provides you with information about the planning controls on a property.

This information includes zones and overlays and the different controls that apply to a property.

Object to a planning application

You can object to a planning application online

Application to amend a planning permit

You can apply to amend a planning permit online.

Conditional Plans

Conditions of your planning permit may require you to submit plans, this is known as a Conditional Plan submission. To lodge, please complete the online form below. Contact the Building and Planning department if you have any difficulties by emailing

Looking for more information?

For more information about submitting a planning request with us, call 9217 2259 or email