Apply for a planning permit
Do I need a 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
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.
Want to meet with us before you apply?
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
Guide to help you apply
What to provide with your 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.
Planning permit fees
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.
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