The COVID stage 4 lockdown has ended, however, some modified restrictions remain in place, including limits on social gatherings and wearing masks in some indoor settings, or wherever you can't socially distance.
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 DEWLP 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.
Ensure your application meets the VicSmart criteria. If you're unsure please visit the DEWLP website, engage a planning consultant or contact us.
Your application should include:
Copy of Title (produced within the last 100 days)
Prepare the documents required in the relevant VicSmart checklist to ensure you submit all required information. (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.
Watch our step by step video or view our written instructions to help you through the application process.
Log in or register as a user and complete the online application form.
Once your application has been received, we will email you with further information about payment and the planner who will be working on your application.
We will send you an email with online payment instructions or contact you if further information is required. View the fee schedule.
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
P.O. Box 105, Anderson Street
Lilydale, VIC 3140
P 1300 368 333
F (03) 9735 4249
Yarra Ranges Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region.