VicSmart Permits

VicSmart – Fast track your permit in 10 Business days

Simple, straightforward and low impact planning applications may be eligible for VicSmart processing.

Key features of VicSmart include:

  • Permit processing in 10 business days
  • Applications are not advertised
  • The information required to be submitted is pre-set by the State Government (Council has the discretion to waive required information as appropriate.)
  • Do I qualify for VicSmart?

    To be classed as a VicSmart application a proposal must:

  • be one of the state application types
  • meet all the criteria
  • and be located in the specified zone or overlay.
  • If your proposal does not fall within the VicSmart provisions, the application will be required to proceed through the normal planning application process.

    Where a proposal falls into more than one class of VicSmart application the requirements of each class needs to be met to enable an application to proceed through the VicSmart Process.

    How do I apply for a VicSmart Application?:

    Applying for a VicSmart Application is very similar to applying for a normal planning application.

  • Complete an application form
  • Pay the relevant Fee.
  • Submit all of the required information identified within the relevant checklist below.
  • Check you’ve collected and completed all the information that needs to be submitted with your application.

    Lodge your completed application form, all required information and the fee at one of Councils Service Centres or electronically by emailing to Make sure you include your current mailing address, email address and telephone number.

    After you lodge the application, the planning officer will check it and advise you (in writing) if further information is required. If they do, you should provide the information promptly otherwise the application won’t be processed further

    VicSmart Application Checklists:

  • VicSmart Application Form
  • Applicants Guide to Lodging a VicSmart Application
  • Checklist 1: Realign a boundary between two lots
  • Checklist 2: Subdivide land into lots each containing an existing building or car parking space
  • Checklist 3: Subdivide land with an approved development into two lots
  • Checklist 4: Construct a front fence in a residential zone (DOC 89.0 KB)
  • Checklist 5: Construct a building or works in a zone (other than a rural zone)
  • Checklist 6: Construct a building or works in an overlay
  • Checklist 7: Remove, destroy or lop one tree
  • Checklist 8: Minor subdivision, minor buildings and works, painting or tree lopping in a Heritage Overlay
  • Checklist 9: Minor subdivision or buildings or works in a Special Building Overlay
  • Checklist 10: Display a sign in a commercial, industrial or special purpose zone
  • Checklist 11: Reduce a car parking requirement
  • Checklist 12: Two lot subdivision in a rural zone
  • Checklist 13: Buildings and works in a rural zone
  • Checklist 14: Extension to one dwelling on a lot in a residential zone
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