Metropolitan planning levy

What is the levy and who pays it?

You have to pay the levy if you want to apply for a planning permit to develop land in metropolitan Melbourne where the estimated cost of the development is more than the levy threshold.

The metropolitan planning levy threshold is $1,107,000. The threshold is adjusted by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on 1 July each year.

If the estimated development cost is more than the threshold, you cannot lodge your planning permit application without a current MPL certificate. An MPL certificate is valid for 90 days after its issue date.

Levy rates

The levy is $1.30 for every $1000 of the estimated development cost.

If the estimated cost is not a multiple of $1000, it will be rounded up or down to the nearest $1000, with the amount rounded up where the cost includes an amount of $500.

How to Apply

To apply for a Metropolitan planning levy certificate please visit the State Revenue Office Victoria website.