All permits and fees for property and development

Below is a list of many permits or services we provide when you are building, renovating or developing land along with their respective minimum fees. 
 

All prices correct as of 1 July 2021. This is subject to change.


If you are not exactly sure what you need then visit when do you need a permit or contact us to learn about how it works and what you can and cannot do. The list below is best suited for those who access these services regularly.

Planning fees

 

Application for a new Planning Permit fees under Section 47 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Regulation 9)

 

Class 1
Use only applications (eg: liquor licenses, car parking reductions etc)

$1,360.80

Use and Develop Land for a Single Dwelling or Undertake Development Ancillary to the Use of Land for a Single Dwelling

 

Class 2
Cost of Development - $0 to $10,000

$206.40

Class 3
Cost of Development - $10,001 to $100,000

$649.80

Class 4
Cost of Development - $100,001 to $500,000

$1,330.20

Class 5
Cost of Development - $500,001 to $1,000,000

$1,437.30

Class 6
Cost of Development - $1,000,001 to $2,000,000

$1,544.30

 

Class 7
Cost of Development - $0 to $10,000

$206.40

Class 8
Cost of Development - $10,001 +

$443.40

Class 9
To subdivide or consolidate land (refer to Vic Smart requirements in Planning Scheme)

$206.40

Class 10
Other Vic Smart application types

(Other than a class 7, class 8 or class 9 permit)

$206.40

Any other development

 

Class 11
Cost of Development - $0 to $100,000

$1,185.00

Class 12
Cost of Development - $100,001 to $1,000,000

$1,597.80

Class 13
Cost of Development - $1,000,001 to $5,000,000

$3,524.30

Class 14
Cost of Development - $5,000,001 to $15,000,000

$8,982.90

Class 15
Cost of Development - $15,000,001 to $50,000,000

$26,489.90

Class 16
Cost of Development - $50,000,001+

$58,539.30

 

Class 10
Vic Smart permit - 1 tree only

$206.40

Reduced Fee – 2 or more trees

$571.00

Subdivision, boundary realignment, restrictions, easements and right of way

 

Class 17
To subdivide an existing building

(other than a class 9 (Vic Smart) permit)

$1,360.80

Class 18
To subdivide land into 2 lots

(other than a class 9 (Vic Smart) permit or class 17 permit)

$1,360.80

Class 19
Realignment of a common boundary between lots or consolidate 2 or more lots

(other than a class 9 (Vic Smart) permit)

$1,360.80

Class 20
Subdivide land

(other than a class 9 (Vic Smart), class 17, class 18 or class 19 permit)

$1360.80 per 100 lots created

Class 21
To: 
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.

$1360.80

Other permit types

 

Class 22
A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation

$1360.80

Combined permit applications

For combined permit applications, multiple fees are applicable and are calculated using the highest fee then 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made.

 

 

Regulation 12
40% of the application fee for that class of permit as set out in the regulation; and

If the amendment has the effect of changing the class of permit and having a higher application fee set out in the table, the applicant must pay an additional fee being the difference of the original class of application and the amended class of permit.

 

 

Application fees to amend an existing permit under Section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Regulation 11)

Amending the use, permit preamble or conditions of an existing permit

 

Class 1
Amendment to a permit to change the use of land allowed by the permit or allow a new use of land

$1360.80

Class 2
Amendment to a permit to change the permit preamble of what the permit allows or to change any or all of the conditions which apply to the permit.

(other than a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot)

$1360.80

Amending a permit for the use and develop land for a single dwelling or undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling

 

Class 3
Cost of any additional development - $0 to $10,000

$206.40

Class 4
Cost of any additional development - $10,001 to $100,000

$649.80

Class 5
Cost of any additional development - $100,001 to $500,000

$1330.20

Class 6
Cost of any additional development - $500,001+

$1437.30

 

Class 7
Cost of any additional development - $0 to $10,000

$206.40

Class 8
Cost of any additional development - $10,001 +

$443.40

Class 9
To subdivide or consolidate land (refer to Vic Smart requirements in Planning Scheme)

$206.40

Class 10
Other Vic Smart application types
(other than a class 7, class 8 or class 9 permit)

$206.40

Amending any other development

 

Class 11
Cost of any additional development - $0 to $100,000

$1,185.00

Class 12
Cost of any additional development - $100,001 to $1,000,000

$1,597.80

Class 13
Cost of any additional development - $1,000,001+

$3,524.30

Amending a permit to remove, destroy or lop trees

 

Class 10
Vic Smart permit - 1 tree only

$206.40

Reduced Fee – 2 or more trees

$571.00

Amending a subdivision, boundary realignment, restrictions, easements and right of way

 

Class 14
To subdivide an existing building

(other than a Vic Smart permit)

$1,360.80

Class 15
To subdivide land into 2 lots

(other than a Vic Smart permit or a class 14 amendment)

$1,360.80

Class 16
Realignment of a common boundary between lots or consolidate 2 or more lots

(other than a Vic Smart permit)

$1,360.80

Class 17
Subdivide land

(other than a Vic Smart permit or class 14, 15.16 amendment)

$1,360.80 per 100 lots created

Class 18

To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.

$1,360.80

Amending other permit types

 

Class 19
A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation

$1,360.80

 

Regulation 12
40% of the application fee for that class of permit as set out in the regulation; and

If the amendment has the effect of changing the class of permit and having a higher application fee set out in the table, the applicant must pay an additional fee being the difference of the original class of application and the amended class of permit.

 

 

Fees in accordance with the subdivision (fees) Regulations 2016

 

6
For certification of a plan of subdivision

$180.40

7
Alteration of plan under section 10(2) of the Act

$114.70

8
Amendment of certified plan under section 11(1) of the Act

$145.20

9
Checking of engineering plans

0.75% of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)

10
Engineering plan prepared by council

3.5% of the cost of works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)

11
Supervision of works

2.5% of the estimated cost of construction of the works (maximum fee)

 

Council to prepare an agreement on your behalf and lodge at Titles Office

$1,826.00

Review of a pre-prepared agreement by another party and lodgement at Titles Office

$2,550.00

Lodgement of a Section 173 Agreement at the Titles Office of Agreement prepared by Council before 1 July 2019

$650.00

Regulation 16 

To amend or end an agreement under section 173 of the Act

$680.40

To the satisfaction of the responsible authority

 

Regulation 18
Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public authority or municipal council

$336.40

 

 

Planning property enquiries (written confirmation of whether a planning is required/permit requirements)

$208.00

Pre-application meeting request

$450.00

Advertising of a planning application

 

Letters only – up to 10 properties

$211.00

Letters and signs – up to 10 properties plus the erection of up to 2 signs

$577.00

Each additional letter

$8.70

Each additional sign

$110.00

 

VicSmart, or associated with a single dwelling application with an additional development cost under $10,000

$210.00

Amendment to a Single dwelling, with an additional development cost under $100,000

$563.00

All other requests

$918.00

Review of submitted plans and documents

 

Assessment of plans for endorsement under Condition 1 of Permit. First assessment free, fee payable for review of each subsequent submission

$160.00 per submission

Review and endorsement of Construction Management Plans using Council's Template

$210.00

 

Request for an extension of time to a permit

$697.00

Copy of planning permit and plans

 

Digital copies of Planning Permits & Approved plans per application (if digital copies are not available, a file retrieval fee will also be applied)

$215.00

File retrieval & scanning for applications not stored on site (may be required for permits issued prior to July 1 2017)

$91.00

 

A landscape bond will be charged and held by Council until the completion of a development as per a Condition of a planning permit.

Rate of $1,882.00 per dwelling + a non-refundable administration fee of $123.00. 

This administration fee must be paid at the time of lodgement.

Building and construction fees

 

Permit type Cost

$125.80

$87.90

$299.80 per regulation application

$81.60 for pools or spas built before 1 November 2020 $32.90 for new pools or spas after 1 November 2020

$21.10

No fee from us

$48.80 per statement

$207.60

 

In need of house plans or a copy of old permits for a property?

Visit request official property information

Infrastructure and drainage fees

 

Permit type Cost

$360

$151

2 - 3 units
 

4 - 20 units


20 - plus units
 

 

$525 per new application
$300 per amendment

$850 per new application
$525 per amendment

$1,200 per new application
$825 per amendment

$305

Value of works less than $1M

Value of works equal & greater of $1M

 

$410

Range $600 - $20,000

Minimum charge is $230 and capped at $430 per week

Fees calculated on value of works

$253

$1033

$299.80

 

Septic tank and waste management fees

 

Permit type Cost

View fees and charges

Skip-bin permit 

Annual: $784.60
Single use: $130.00

Shipping container permit

$130.00

Road closures and access through council-owned land

 

Permit type Cost

$120

Temporary parking signs (each)

$750

Checking of road management plan

$102

Access across reserves permit

$150

Plus a refundable security deposit.

 

Business-related permits

View all permits and fees for businesses

 

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