Apply for a VicSmart planning application

Some simple planning permit applications, such as front fences, removal of a tree and the subdivison of existing buildings, are fast tracked under a streamlined process.

Visit the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) website to find out if your proposal can be lodged as a VicSmart application.

Need help? View our checklists for what you'll need to provide with your VicSmart application.



Step 1.Is your application eligible?

Ensure your application meets the VicSmart criteria. If you're unsure please visit the DTP website, engage a planning consultant or contact us.

Step 2.Prepare your application

Your application should include:

  • Copy of Title (produced within the last 100 days)

  • Prepare the documents required in the relevant VicSmart checklist. (Plans must be at the scale of 1:100 or 1:200)

Council must now seek the consent of any person (including third parties) before publishing any personal information (other than the land address relevant to the submission) due to the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter and ask that you not submit any plans or documents which contain personal information.

Step 3.Review our application guide

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

Step 4.Complete the online application

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Step 5.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 6.Pay the application fee

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

Step 7.Application lodged

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