Apply for a planning 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.

To check if you require planning permission go to the Cardinia Planning Scheme or contact our Statutory Planning department before starting works on 1300 787 624.

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.

Before submitting your planning permit application, you can lodge a request for a pre-application meeting with a Council officer.

A pre-application meeting is not always necessary so if you are unsure whether you require a meeting, call a planning officer on 1300 787 624.

Request for a pre-application meeting

Visit e-Planning to submit an application

You can:

  • submit planning applications and track progress
  • view the online planning register 
  • view status of revisions and amendments
  • submit objections
  • pay fees

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.

All current fees can be found on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Call the Statutory Planning department on 1300 787 624 before starting works.