VicSmart Planning Permit Application - Online Form

VicSmart Planning Permit Process

VicSmart is simpler and more straightforward. It covers minor applications, for example:

  • Low-cost buildings and works in residential and rural zones;
  • Moderate-cost buildings and works in commercial and industrial zones;
  • Front fences;
  • Certain signage and subdivision types; and
  • Limited reduction to parking.

VicSmart doesn't require your application be referred to any authorities or advertised to neighbouring properties. Council has 10 business days to make a decision.

To be eligible for a VicSmart application you must meet all the criteria against the type of works you want to do, as outlined within the zone and overlay requirements that applies to your land.

If you're unsure of this, contact City Planning on 9249 4000 before filling in the form below. If you meet the VicSmart criteria, proceed with the online application.

Wait! Is this a Subdivision Application?

If your application is for any of the following VicSmart subdivision classes, then you're in the wrong place. Subdivision applications are processed through SPEAR and can only be lodged by a registered land surveyor. So jump on the SPEAR website to do this.

Classes of VicSmart Subdivisions are:

  • Realign the common boundary between two lots;
  • Subdivision of buildings and car parking spaces;
  • Subdivide land into two lots (not in a rural zone);
  • Subdivision in a heritage overlay;
  • Subdivision in a special building overlay; and
  • Two lot subdivision in a rural zone.

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Privacy – you must read through the below privacy information prior to commencing your application

Under Section 197 of the Planning and Environment Act, an applicant is entitled to have their information held private from public viewing via any electronic means (website and email). Please be advised that Council makes planning applications available for public viewing via its website, email and in person at Council offices in accordance with Section 51 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Council may also refer your application electronically to a referral authority for comment and advice to assist in the assessment of your application. Applications available for public viewing will display the names, addresses and contact details of the owner, applicant, applicant’s representative and the author of any plans and / or technical reports accompanying the application.

To proceed with lodging your application on-line, you consent to Council displaying the application on its website, and circulating the application electronically to a third party only for the purposes of considering the planning application, including all personal information and identification contained within the documentation submitted to Council from time to time in relation to this application. If you do not agree, or if you do not have the consent of all parties who have contributed to your application (eg; building designer, traffic consultant) for their identification and contact details to be made available for public viewing for the purposes of the town planning process, you will not be able to use this portal. Where consent is not provided, you will need to submit your application with all personal identification redacted from the application via alternative means. Please refer to ‘Lodgement of Redacted Information’ for more information.

Where consent is not provided, you will need to submit your application with all personal identification redacted from the application via alternative means. Please refer to Planning Applications - Privacy and Information