Apply for a planning permit

Please note we are currently experiencing significant delays in delivering planning decisions and investigating planning complaints from our community.

The delays are due to an increase in applications, staff shortages due to Covid and the limited number of planners across the state to recruit.
These pressures are not just occurring in Yarra Ranges, this is felt right across both the public and private sectors.

We will continue to do everything we can to resolve this as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges.

Please check with a planner if your application can be processed as a VicSmart application, if so please visit Apply for a VicSmart planning application otherwise follow the steps below.


Step 1.Prepare your application

All applications must include:

  • A copy of title (not more than 100 days old) including the register search statement, title plan and any encumbrances.

Step 2.Review application guide

Watch our step by step video guide or view our written instructions to help you through the application process.

Step 3.Complete the online application

Click ‘Apply Now’ below to login or register as a new user.

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Step 4.Application received

Your application will be reviewed within three business days to make sure it contains all the information required. If it doesn't, we will send you an email advising what must be included with your application.

Step 5.Pay the application fee 

You will receive an email with the application fee and how to pay.

Step 6.Application lodged

Once your application fee is paid, the application will be allocated to a planner.

*The information provided in Enquire is a summary of the planning controls that may be apply to your property and development. The planning scheme is subject to change and the information is only valid at the time of enquiry. We recommend you get advice from a professional planning consultant when planning your development. Please check the property title for further restrictions and/or covenants that may restrict or prohibit your proposal.