Find out how you can use a block of land

How you can use or develop a block of land or property depends on which zone it is in. The different zones and rules about how land can be used are outlined in the Cardinia Planning Scheme, a Victorian Government document.

For more information on planning schemes go to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) website

Zones and overlays are the main planning controls that apply to all land in Victoria. They reflect the character of land, such as residential, industrial or rural, and indicate the type of use and development, subdivision and signage that is appropriate for that zone.

To find out which zone a property is in: 

  1. Click on the 'Find zones and overlays for a property' button below and enter the street address into the search bar at the top of the page.  
  2. Select the 'Planning zones and overlays' tab in the right hand column. 
  3. Click on each tile to see info on which zone you are in or which overlay applies. Make a note of this information. 
  4. Go to the Cardinia Planning Scheme web page on the DELWP website to view the planning scheme document to find info on what you can and can't do on a property according to its zone or overlay.  

Note that how you develop and use land is also likely to be subject to the rules set out in our growth area plans, which are development and structure plans for your area.

Find zones and overlays for a property