Apply for a planning permit

Depending on the Planning Scheme controls affecting a property, such as zoning, you may need a planning permit 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

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.

If you would like to meet with a planning officer from Council before applying for a planning permit, submit the form below or call us to request a meeting. 

For advice over the phone call 1300 787 624 

Download pre-application meeting request form

View planning application help guide 

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.

Planning and subdivision fees are set by the Victorian Government. They can be paid online when you apply via our ePlanning portal, or over the counter at our customer service centre at 20 Siding Avenue, Officer.  

View fees 

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

Apply for planning permit using ePlanning 

You may prefer to print out a planning permit application form then email, post or fax it to us after you have filled it in. You can also visit us to get a copy of the form. 

Download a planning permit application form

For advice on whether you need a planning permit, or to get help with your application, contact our Statutory Planning department before starting works on 1300 787 624 or check the Cardinia Planning Scheme.