Planning Permit - Victoria


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.

A planning permit may be amended if required upon application subject to the usual process for obtaining a planning permit and payment of the prescribed fee.

The process may be complex and you should seek expert advice or consult with Council for further advice andassistance.

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 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; and
  • 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 are mandatory notice and time requirements before approval for a planning permit may be given and it may be granted subject to conditions.


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 may vary. Please contact the responsible council / agency for more information.

Apply Application All -

For all other planning permit fees, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Variation All $312.80

Secondary consent. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Variation All $312.80

Extension of time. Fees for 2018-19.

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Planning and Environment Regulations 2015 VIC

Administering agency

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Contact details

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

Planning Services Department

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Operating address: 15 Anderson Street
Lilydale, Victoria 3140
Mailing address: PO BOX 105
Lilydale, Victoria 3140
Phone: 1300 368 333
Phone: 03 9294 6905
Fax: 03 9735 4249
Website: Yarra Ranges Shire Council (Opens in new window)