DELWP outlines a number of steps to help prepare your planning application for Council.

Preparing your application

formVictoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) outlines a number of steps to help prepare your planning application for Council.

Step 1: Talk to your council planner

Before getting started, make sure you discuss your proposal with our Planning Department to confirm if a planning permit is required.

Step 2: Talk to your neighbours

Talking to your neighbours early in the planning process can save time (and good neighbourly relations) later on.

Step 3: Get professional advice

This can help make sure your proposal meets the planning aims of Council and your community.

Step 4: Understand the process

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 directs the application process for a planning permit.

Step 5: Prepare your application

Once you’ve done your research and found out you do need a planning permit, it’s time to prepare your application.

For more information on preparing your application visit
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)

Checklists

This will help you with the information that needs to be included with your planning permit application.

Submit your application

Before you submit your application make sure you’ve included:

  • application information
  • the planning Permit Application form
  • any required fees
  • a completed copy of title to the land

Complete the application form

Once you’ve submitted your application our Planning Department will check it. Depending on how complex an application is, we might need more information from you within 28 days of you submitting the application.

Now what?

It’s always a good idea to talk to our Planning Department before submitting a planning application or about a proposal. This is particularly the case if you have a complex or larger planning proposal.

Contact the Planning Department to decide if a pre-application meeting can help.

Planning Department
Phone: (03) 5036 2352