Planning permits

When do you need a planning permit?

If you want to make a change to a property you may need a planning permit. Planning permits are required when you want to:

  • develop land
  • use it for a particular purpose or
  • subdivide

A building permit may also be required if you are undertaking any building work on your property. Planning permits and building permits are different and you may need both depending on the proposed building work, property development or land use. If your project triggers a planning permit, you must have the planning permit before a building permit can be issued and all building permits must be approved prior to works being undertaken.

If you are considering building work on your property seek advice from Council to confirm whether a building permit, planning permit or both is required. Maribyrnong Council does not currently issue building permits, these are available through a registered Private Building Surveyor who can also provide building permit advice.

What do you need for a planning permit application?

You need supporting documentation to lodge a planning permit. This documentation may include all or some of the following:

  • application form
  • title
  • plans and supporting reports

 

Do I need to have these documents in a digital format?

You need all documents to be in a digital format to be uploaded with your application form.

Where do I lodge the application?

Most new Planning Permit applications can be lodged online at the following portal. Have your credit card at hand to make payment once you lodge the application.

The following applications are currently not accepted on-line:

  • Amendments to existing permit applications
  • Amendments to existing permit
  • Secondary consent requests
  • Extension of time requests

These applications can be lodged by sending documentation directly to: planningapplications@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au. Emails must not exceed 15Mb and cannot contain links to documents stored in the cloud (i.e. Dropbox and OneDrive). If you need to lodge an application with large attachments please email us and we will send you a Sharefile Link which you can use to upload documents.

NOTE: Due to the current economic impact COVID-19 is having on our community, Council will waive all planning permit fees associated with new small businesses until 30 September 2020. This includes application and advertising fees. These applications will need to be emailed to Council Planning Applications inbox to avoid the online portal charging a fee.  

The Maribyrnong Planning Scheme controls and guides the use of land and development in Maribyrnong, including the requirement of planning permits.

When do I need a building permit?

If you are undertaking any building work on your property, you'll need to find out whether your project requires a planning permit, a building permit, or both.

These permits are required by law and are designed to protect you. The Building Act 1993 (the Act) and Building Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) state that all building work requires a building permit, unless an exemption exists under the Regulations.

A building permit may also be required if you are undertaking any building work on your property. Planning permits and building permits are different and you may need both depending on the proposed building work, property development or land use. If your project triggers a planning permit, you must have the planning permit before a building permit can be issued and all building permits must be approved prior to works being undertaken.

If you are considering building work on your property seek advice from Council to confirm whether a building permit, planning permit or both is required. Maribyrnong Council does not currently issue building permits, these are available through a registered Private Building Surveyor who can also provide building permit advice.

Useful links:

Urban Planning Forms and Checklists

Maribyrnong Planning Scheme

VCGLR Planning Permit Application Form

Building permits