The Victorian Government has introduced new uniform statutory planning fees that apply across Victoria. Applicants for planning permits or other planning services pay these fees to Councils (or other planning authorities) to offset some of the cost of delivering these services.
The fees are set by the Victorian Government under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. The new fees came into effect on Thursday 13 October 2016. They follow a review of planning fees the Victorian Government conducted across 2015 and 2016, with a public consultation period in May 2016.
For more information on the review process and to see the new fees, visit http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/planning/about-planning/legislation-and-regulations/review-of-planning-and-subdivision-fees
The fee review recognised that, while the cost to Councils of providing statutory planning services has increased over time, fees had not changed since 2000. This meant Councils have had to use more revenue from other sources, including rates, to fund activities such as assessing planning permit applications.
All fees must be paid at the time of lodging your application or request. They are a fee to apply for a permit and are not refunded if the application is not supported by Council.
Payment can be made in person at one of our customer service centres, by cheque, or, by phoning
03 5728 8000.
Last updated: 17 October 2016