The cost of your application depends on what you want to do and which class it fits into.
Planning application fees are set by the State Government under the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2000 which are reviewed on a regular basis and updated each financial year. We also set fees for some elements of local planning.
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||$1,286.10||$1,286.10|
|Amendment to change what the permit allows; or to change any or all conditions||N/A||$1,286.10|
|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||$195.10||$195.10|
|Class 3||$10,001 to $100,000||$614.10||$614.10|
|Class 4||$100,001 to $500,000||$1,257.20||$1,257.20|
|Class 5||$500,001 to $1,000,000||$1,358.30||$1,358.30|
|Class 6||$1,000,001 to $2,000,000||$1,459.50||$1358.30|
|Class 7 (VicSmart)||Up to $10,000||$195.10||$195.10|
|Class 8||More than $10,000||$419.10||$419.10|
|Class 9||VicSmart application to subdivide or consolidate land||$195.10||$195.10|
|Class 10 (All other developments)||Up to $100,000||$1,119.90||$1,119.90|
|Class 11||$100,001 to $1,000,000||$1,510.00||$1,510.00|
|Class 12||$1,000,001 to $5,000,000||$3,330.70||$3,330.70|
|Class 13||$5,000,001 to $15,000,000||$8,489.40||$3,330.70|
|Class 14||$15,000,001 to $50,000,000||$25,034.60||$3,330.70|
|Class 15||More than $50,000,000||$56,268.30||$3,330.70|
|Class 16 (Subdivision)||Subdivide an existing building||$1,286.10||$1,286.10|
|Class 17||Subdivide land into two lots||$1,286.10||$1286.10|
|Class 18||Realignment of a common boundary between two lots or to consolidate two or more lots||$1,286.10||$1,286.10|
|Class 19||To subdivide land ($1,286.10 for each 100 lots created)||$1,286.10 per 100 lots created||$1,286.10|
To create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
|Class 21||A permit not otherwise provided for in this regulation||$1,286.10||$1,286.10|
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:
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.
Subdivision Certification and Engineering
|6||Certification of a plan of subdivision||$170.50|
|7||Alteration of a plan||$108.40|
|8||Amendment of a certified plan||$137.30|
|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%|
|15||Certification of Compliance under Section 97N||$317.90|
|16||Amend or end a Section 173 agreement||$643.00|
|18||Satisfaction of matters||$317.90|
Amendments to Planning Schemes
Regulation 6 - Fees for stages of amendments to planning schemes (full process)
|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
|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
ii) 11 to 20 submissions
iii) More than 20 submissions
|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.
|4||a) Consideration by the Minister of a request to approve an amendment; and
b) Giving notice of approval of an amendment.
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.
Regulations 7 and 8 - fees for amendments to planning schemes by the Minister
|7||Request to the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from the requirements referred to in Section 20(4) of the Act||270||$3,901.50|
|8||Request to the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from certain requirements prescribed under Section 20A of the Act||65||$939.30|
Regulation 14 - fee for combined permit application and planning scheme amendment
|14(1)||For the purposes of section 96A(4)(a) of the Act, the fee for an application for a permit when an amendment to a planning scheme is requested is 50% of the fee which would have applied if the application for the permit had been made separately. This is in addition to any fee or fees for the amendment to the planning scheme prescribed under regulation 6.|
|14(2)||If the application for a permit referred to in subregulation (1) is for more than one class of permit set out in the Table at the foot of regulation 9, the fee for the permit is the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications for the permits had been made. This is in addition to any fee or fees for the amendment to the planning scheme prescribed under regulation 6.|
Refer to the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 to obtain complete wording of the regulations and for regulations regarding waivers and rebates.
These Regulations provide for fees by reference to fee units within the meaning of the Monetary Units Act 2004.
The amount of the fee is to be calculated, in accordance with section 7 of that Act, by multiplying the number of fee units applicable by the value of a fee unit.
The value of a fee unit for future financial years is to be fixed by the Treasurer under section 5 of the Monetary Units Act 2004. The value of a fee unit for a financial year must be published in the Government Gazette and a Victorian newspaper before 1 June in the preceding financial year.
Fee unit value 2017/18 financial year = $14.22
Fee unit value 2018/19 financial year = $14.45
Planning and Subdivision Council Fees 2018/2019
|Extension of Time to a Planning Permit (GST Inclusive)||$130.00|
|Secondary Consent Request (GST Inclusive)||$350.00|
|Application for Planning Consent (GST Inclusive)||$130.00|
|Enquiries/Request for Information (GST Inclusive)||$130.00|
|Section 173 Agreement Administration Fee (GST Inclusive)||$150.00|
|Request for Copy of Planning Permit Information (Permit/Endorsed Plans):|
|Residential Property (GST Inclusive)||$115.00|
|Commercial Property (GST Inclusive||$115.00|
|Advertising and Public Notice Fees:|
|Administration Fee (GST Inclusive)||$70.00|
|Sign on Site (GST Inclusive – per sign)||$180.00|
|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)||$400.00|