Forms, fees & checklists

Planning fees and charges are set by the State Government and vary depending on your application. For combined permit applications (where more than one fee applies) the amount payable will be the sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made. 

Please note the following fees and charges are calculated based on the current 2022-2023 financial year fee unit indexation rate as derived from the Department of Treasury and Finance Victoria. The fee unit amount is derived from Planning and environment act 1987. 

 

Planning application fees and charges

Use of land (including sale and consumption of liquor)

 e.g. Change of Use from Dwelling to Shop

 

$1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

VicSmart Applications

Please confirm if your application qualifies for VicSmart


If the estimated cost of development is $10,000 or less

 

 

$206.40
(13.5 fee units)

 If the estimated cost of development is more than $10,000

 

$443.40
(29 fee units)

 Application to subdivide or consolidate land (as permitted by VicSmart regulations)

 

 $206.40
(13.5 fee units)
 Application other than development or subdivision eg. Waiver of Carparking

 

 $206.40
(13.5 fee units)

Single dwelling (other than VicSmart applications)

To develop land for a single dwelling per lot or use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot and undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of the development is:

Up to $10,000 

 

 
 $206.40
(13.5 fee units)
 More than $10,000 and up to $100,000

 

  $649.80
(42.5 fee units)
 More than $100,000 and up to $500,000

 

 $1,330.20
(87 fee units)
 More than $500,000 and up to $1 million

 

 $1,437.30
(94 fee units)
 More than $1 million and up to $2 million

 

 $1,544.30
(101 fee units)
 For use and development of a single dwelling exceeding $2 million

 

 See development fees below

 

Development permits

Includes signage, removal of vegetation and single dwellings over $2 million, other than VicSmart applications.

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is:

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is less than $100,000

$1,185.00
(77.5 fee units)

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $100,000 and not more than $1,000,000

$1,597.80
(104.5 fee units)

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $1,000,000 and not more than $5,000,000

$3,524.30
(230.5 fee units)

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $5,000,000 and not more than $15,000,000

$8,982.90
(587.5 fee units)

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $15,000,000 and not more than $50,000,000

$26,489.90
(1732.5 fee units)

To develop land if the estimated cost of development is more than $50,000,000*

$59,539.30
(3894 fee units)

Miscellaneous fees

 

Permit application other than use, development or subdivision (A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation, includes reduction of car parking, access to road zone category 1, waiver of loading bay requirement)

 

$1,360.80
(89 fee units)         
 
Certificate of compliance 

 

$336.40
(22 fee units)

 

Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public authority or municipal council   $336.40
(22 fee units)

 

 
Amend or end a Section 173 agreement

 

$680.40
(44.5 fee units)            
 A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation

 

 $1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

Discretionary fees

Request extension of time to planning permit (first request)

 

 
$281.00

 

 
 Request extension of time to planning permit (second request)

 

 $419.00

 

 Request extension of time to planning permit (third and subsequent request)

 

 $628.00

 

 Written request for Heritage Control advice

 

 $171.00

 

 Written request for Demolition Control advice (Section 29A – Form 8)

 

 $171.00

 

 Written request for General Planning advice

 

 $171.00
 Property Enquiries/Plan Search – (Site history/copies of permits/copies of endorse plans/etc.) – On Site Archives from 2012 onwards

 

 $50.00
 Property Enquiries/Plan Search – (Site history/copies of permits/copies of endorse plans/etc.) – Off Site Archives pre 2012

 

 $215.00
 Cancellation of application when no work carried out

 

 Refund ¾ of application fee

 

 Cancellation after direction to advertise but before commenced

 

 Refund ½ of application fee

 

 Cancellation after advertising commenced

 

 No Refund

 

 Cancellation due to prohibited proposal

 

 $162.00

 

 Secondary Consent

 

 $281.00

 

 Condition Plan assessment - Second and subsequent submission (plans submitted for endorsement as required by conditions of a planning permit)

 

 $102.00

 

 Preparation and registration of section 173 Agreement

 

 $1,275.00

 

 Review of section 173 Agreement not prepared by Council  

 

 Invoice to applicant recoup full costs

 

 Miscellaneous Planning Consent

 

 $408.00

 

 Administration fee for advertising application  $112.00

 

Advertising – Letters to adjoining owners

 

 $58.00

 

Subdivision fees

 

 Certify a subdivision plan (and to issue a statement of compliance)

 

$180.40
(22 fee units)

 Alteration of plan under section 10(2) of the Act (prior to Certification)

 

 $114.70
(7.5 fee units)

 

 

 

 Amendment of certified plan under section 11(1) of the Act

 

 $145.30
(9.5 fee units)

 

 

 

 Checking of engineering plans

 

 0.75% of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)

 

 Supervision of works 

 

 2.5% of the estimated cost of construction of the works (maximum fee)

 

 To subdivide an existing building (other than a class 9 permit)  $1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 To subdivide land into 2 lots (other than a class 9 or class 17 permit)

 

 $1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or consolidate 2 or more lots (other than a class 9 permit)

 

 $1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 Subdivide land (other than a class 9, class 17, class 18 or class 19 permit)

 

 $1,360.80 per 100 lots created
(89 fee units per 100 lots created)

 

 To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.

 

 $1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 

 

 

Amendment application fees

Amendment to permits

 

Amendment to a permit to change the use of land allowed by the permit or allow a new use of land

 

 
 $1,360.80
(89 fee units)             

 

Amendment to a permit (other than a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot) to change the statement of what the permit allows or to change any or all of the conditions which apply to the permit.

 

 $1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 To amend a permit other than use, development or subdivision (A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation, includes reduction of car parking, access to road zone category 1, waiver of loading bay requirement) 

 

$1,360.80
(89 fee units)

Amendment to VicSmart permit

If the estimated cost of additional development is $10,000 or less

 

 

$206.40
(13.5 fee units)

 
 If the estimated cost of additional development is more than $10,000

 

 $443.40
(29 fee units)
 Application to subdivide or consolidate land (as permitted by VicSmart regulations)

 

$206.40
(13.5 fee units)

 

 

Amendment to single dwelling use or development

To amend a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot or use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot and undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated additional cost of the development is:

 

Up to $10,000

 

 
 $206.40
(13.5 fee units)
 More than $10,000 and up to $100,000 

 

 $649.80
(42.5 fee units)     
 More than $100,000 and up to $500,000 

 

 $1,330.20
(87 fee units)
 More than $500,000 and up to $2 million 

 

 $1,437.30
(94 fee units)

 

 For amendment of a single dwelling permit exceeding $2 million additional cost

 

 See development fees 

 

Amendment to development permit

To amend a permit to develop land if the estimated additional cost of development is:

 

Up to $100,000 

 
 $1,185.00
(77.5 fee units)

 

More than $100,000 and up to $1 million 

 

$1,597.80
(104.5 fee units)

 

 More than $1 million

 

 $3,524.30
(230.5 fee units)

 

 

Amendment to subdivision permits

To amend a permit which subdivided land into 2 lots, subdivided existing building, gave effect to a realignment of common boundary between 2 lots or to consolidate lots

 

 

$1,360.80
(89 fee units)       

 To amend other subdivisions 

 

 

$1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 To amend a permit which created, varied or removed a restriction, created or removed a right of way, created, varied or removed an easement, varied or removed a condition in the nature of an easement 

 

 

$1,360.80
(89 fee units)

 

 

Forms

Request a copy of a planning permit(PDF, 112KB)

Request for written planning advice

End or amend a Section 173 Agreement

Checklists