Planning & Subdivision fees

Planning application fees are set by the State Government under the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2000 which are reviewed on a regular basis. Council also set fees for some elements of local planning. View Council Planning Fees.

Corresponding planning application forms can be accessed via the Planning Forms & Checklists page.

Application for Permits and Applications to Amend Permits

Class of permit
Type of Application
Fee for permit application
Fee to amend permit
Class 1
Change or allow a new use of the land
$1,265.60
$1,265.60
  Amendment to change what the permit allows; or to change any or all conditions
N/A
$1,265.60
Single dwelling
To develop land, or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot, or to undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of the development is:
   
Class 2
Up to $10,000
$192.00
$192.00
Class 3
$10,001 to $100,000
$604.40
$604.40
Class 4
$100,001 to $500,000
$1,237.10
$1,237.10
Class 5
$500,001 to $1,000,000
$1,336.70
$1,336.70
Class 6
$1,000,001 to $2,000,000
$1,436.200
  Over $2,000,000 refer to Class 12
   
VicSmart
A permit that is the subject of a VicSmart application if the estimated cost of the development is:
   
Class 7
Up to $10,000
$192.00
$192.00
Class 8
More than $10,000
$412.40
$412.40
Class 9
VicSmart application to subdivide or consolidate land
$192.00
$192.00
All Other Development
To develop land if the estimated cost of the development is:
   
Class 10
Up to $100,000
$1102.10
$1102.10
Class 11
$100,001 to $1,000,000
$1,486.00
$1,486.00
Class 12
$1,000,001 to $5,000,000
$3,277.70
$3,277.70
Class 13
$5,000,001 to $15,000,000
$8,354.30
Class 14
$15,000,001 to $50,000,000
$24,636.20
Class 15
More than $50,000,000 (fees already calculated at 50% until 13 Oct 2017)
$27,686.35
Subdivision
     
Class 16
Subdivide an existing building
$1,265.60
$1,265.60
Class 17
Subdivide land into two lots
$1,265.60
Class 18
Realignment of a common boundary between two lots or to consolidate two or more lots
$1,265.60
Class 19
To subdivide land ($1,265.60 for each 100 lots created)
$1,265.60
$1,265.60
Class 20

To create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
To create or move a right of way; or
To create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
To vary, or remove a condition in the nature of an easement other than a right of way in a Crown grant

$1,265.60
$1,265.60
Class 21
A permit not otherwise provided for in this regulation
$1,265.60

Permit Applications/Amendments of more than one class

Type of Application
Fee

1. An application for more than one class of permit set out in the above table:

2. An application to amend a permit in more than one class set out in the above table:

The sum of:

  • The highest of the fees which would have been applied if separate applications were made; and
  • 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made.

Amending an application after notice has been given

Type of Application
Fee

1. Section 57A - Request to amend an application for permit after notice has been given; or

2. Section 57A - Request to amend an application for an amendment to a permit after notice has been given.

  • 40% of the application fee for that class of permit or amendment to permit; and
  • Where the class of application is changing to a new class of higher application fee, the difference between the fee for the application to be amended and the fee for the new class.

Subdivision Certification and Engineering

Regulation
Purpose
Fee
6
Certification of a plan of subdivision
$167.80
7
Alteration of a plan
$106.70
8
Amendment of a certified plan
$135.10
  Engineering costs based on the estimated cost of construction works:
 
9
Checking of engineering plans
0.75%
10
Engineering plan prepared by council
3.5%
11
Supervision of works
2.5%

Other matters

Regulation
Purpose
$Fee
 7 For requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from the requirements referred to in Section 20 (5) of the Act $3839.40
 8 For requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from certain requirements prescribed under Section 20A of the Act $924.30
15
Certification of Compliance under Section 97N
$312.80
16
Amend or end a Section 173 agreement
$632.80
17
Satisfaction of matters
$312.80

Amendments to Planning Schemes

(*fees are already calculated at 50% until 13 October 2017

Stage
  Fee
1
a) Considering a request to amend a planning scheme; and
b) Exhibition and notice of the amendment; and
c) Considering any submissions which do not seek a change to the amendment; and
d) If applicable, abandoning the amendment
$1,464.65*
2
a) Considering submissions which seek a change to an amendment, and where necessary, referring the submissions to a panel:
 

i) Up to 10 submissions

$7,259.30*

ii) 11 to 20 submissions

$14,504.40*

iii) More than 20 submissions

$19,389.00*
  b) Providing assistance to a panel; and
c) Making a submission to the panel; and
d) Considering the panel's report; and
e) After considering submissions and the report, if applicable, abandoning the amendment.

3
a) Adopting the amendment or a part of an amendment; and
b) Submitting the amendment for approval by the Minister; and
c) Giving the notice of the approval of the amendment.
$231.10*
4
a) Consideration by the Minister of a request to approve an amendment; and
b) Giving notice of approval of an amendment.
$231.10*

The fees for stages 1, 2 and 3 are paid to the planning authority by the person who requested the amendment.
The fee for stage 4 is paid to the Minister by the person who requested the amendment.

Combined Permit Application and Planning Scheme Amendment

The sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made.

Reference should be made to the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 and the Subdivision (Fees) Regulation 2016 to obtain the complete wording of individual fee regulations and other regulations (which include waiving and rebating provisions).

Planning and Subdivision Council Fees 2017/2018

Purpose
Fee
Extension of Time to a Planning Permit (GST Inclusive)  $125.00
 Secondary Consent Request (GST Inclusive)  $306.70
 Application for Planning Consent (GST Inclusive)  $125.00
 Enquiries/Request for Information (GST Inclusive)  $125.00
 Section 173 Agreement Administration Fee (GST Inclusive)  $130.00
 Request for Copy of Planning Permit Information (Permit/Endorsed Plans):
  •  Residential Property (GST Inclusive)
 $90.00
  •  Commercial Property (GST Inclusive)
 $90.00
 Advertising and Public Notice Fees:
 Administration Fee (GST Inclusive)  $67.00
 Sign on Site (GST Inclusive – per sign)  $175.00
 Notification to owners/occupiers per notice for 1 to 20 Notices (GST Inclusive)  $5.50
 Notification to owners/occupiers per notice for 21 plus Notices (GST Inclusive)  $2.20
 Notification in Local Newspaper (GST Inclusive)  $390.00