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Planning Permit - City of Greater Dandenong - Victoria


You may require this permit if you intend to use or develop land, or change the use or development of land which is subject to the relevant planning scheme. A permit is not always required as some planning schemes allow some changes in land use without the need for a permit, provided conditions are met. 

The relevant council is normally the first point of contact for permit applications.

You can apply for straightforward planning permit applications via VicSmart.  This is a streamlined assessment process for planning permits for proposals that involve minor subdivisions, buildings and works, tree removal and lopping, small advertising signs, and car parking reductions.

The State Project Concierge is available to help businesses to map out the planning approvals or pathways for projects with complex approvals processes. In such instances, the Concierge will be the single point of contact and will coordinate internal and external stakeholders to overcome barriers to progress.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit your application must contain the fee and sufficient information to show that the proposed planning changes will comply with current legislation and planning schemes.

Your application should be made on the approved form clearly stating and / or accompanied by the following details:

  • name and address of applicant
  • address of land, title particulars, plan showing land or any combination of these
  • the existing use of the land and the proposed use and development
  • the estimated cost of the development
  • any additional information required by the planning scheme such as copies of any registered restrictive covenant and other identifying information.

The approval process involves consideration of your proposed use or development against zoning and planning controls that apply in your municipal area (both Local and State government).

There is mandatory notice and time requirements before approval for a planning permit may be given and it may be granted subject to conditions. The process may be complex and you should seek expert advice or consult with the council for further advice and assistance.


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Fees for planning permits vary. Please refer to the attached planning and subdivision fees webpage for information on fees.

Apply Application All $685.00

Extend expiry date of an existing permit. Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $685.00

Secondary consent. Fees for 2024-25

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Environment Regulations 2015 Victoria

Administering agency

City of Greater Dandenong

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.