Apply for a planning permit
Do I need a permit?
Depending on the Planning Scheme controls affecting a property, such as zoning, a planning permit may be required for:
- buildings or works
- changing the use of a property
- subdivision of land
- to display advertising signage
- reduction or waiver of car parking requirements
- the sale and consumption of liquor
- carrying our earthworks
- vegetation removal
- a combination of the above.
A planning permit is not a building permit
We issue planning permits which allow for land to be used, subdivided or developed in accordance with the Cardinia Planning Scheme.
Building permits relate to the construction process.
Ask to meet with us before you apply
Before applying for your planning permit, you can request a meeting with a Council officer.
A pre-application meeting is not always necessary. To discuss whether you need a meeting, call a planning officer on 1300 787 624.
What do I need to provide with my application?
When applying for a planning permit you will need to provide the following:
- current copy of title issued in the last three months
- complete copies of any covenants or Section 173 Agreements listed on the title
- details of your proposal, including the description of the proposal and any other relevant information, i.e. justification of setbacks, size, vegetation removal and any excavation or fill
- site plans, floor plans, and elevation plans drawn to an appropriate scale and fully dimensioned
- required fee (see below).
Depending on the nature of the application, further information may still be required.
Submit your application online
You can apply for the permit online using our e-Planning portal. This is the easiest and most convenient way to lodge your application.
Using ePlanning, you can also:
- track the progress of your application
- make changes to and re-submit your application
- view the online planning register
- view status of revisions and amendments
- submit objections
- pay fees
Other ways to submit your application
You can also visit us to get a hard copy of this form.
Planning and subdivision fees are set by the Victorian Government.