Planning Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to use or develop land, or change the use or development of land, which is subject to a planning scheme.

A planning permit grants approval for a particular use or development, including changing the use, appearance, or size of land or structures (subdivision, signage, buildings and structures, and building work) to proceed on a specific parcel of land.

Your application will be assessed against the provisions of your local planning scheme. If the use or development you are proposing is not permitted under the planning scheme, you may request an amendment to the relevant provisions of the planning scheme. This includes an amendment to remove or vary a registered restrictive covenant which restricts the use or development of land.

A request for amendment of a planning scheme may be made together with an application for a planning permit.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You may be required to discuss your planning proposal with a Planning Department Staff before submission of your application.



Up to two years. An extension of three months may be granted.



Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Application$502.00Use only. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$502.00Amend a permit to change use, conditions, or what permit allows. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$102.00Amend an application for a permit or an application for an amendment to a permit. Fees for 2016-17.

Extension of time first request. Fees for 2016-17.


Extension of time second request. Fees for 2016-17.


Extension of time third request. Fees for 2016-17.


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Application to Amend a Planning Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Environment Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details

Shire Futures
Southern Grampians Shire Council

Operating address:
1 Market Place
Hamilton, Victoria 3300
Mailing address:
Hamilton, Victoria 3300


03 5573 0256


03 5571 1068


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