Permit Processes Explained

Applying for permits is not always a straightforward process. The following pages contain an overview of the processes, documents and information you will need to begin a project impacting private or Council owned land.

There is a difference between planning and building, understanding this can help you apply for the correct permits for your development project.

Planning considers the way land is used and developed, whereas building is concerned with safe construction practices.

Refer to the below links for information about the various processes.

Planning Permit Application

Find out about the various stages of the Planning Permit Process

VicSmart Application

Find out about VicSmart Applications.

Building Permit Application

Find out about the various stages of the Building Permit Process

Subdivision Permit Application

Find out about the various stages of the Subdivision Permit Process

Vehicle Crossing (Driveway)

Find out about the process to change, widen, move, add or reinstate/repair a vehicle crossing.

Connecting Stormwater Drains

Find out about the steps involved in connecting stormwater drains.

Utility Connections and Works by Authorities

Find out about connecting utility services and works by authorities.