Find information and services about planning in Victoria.

About planning in Victoria

Find out about the planning system in Victoria

Policy and strategy

Policy and plans guiding the future development of Melbourne and Victoria's regional areas.

Planning schemes

Planning schemes set out policies and provisions for use, development and protection of land. Each local government area in Victoria is covered by a planning scheme.

Planning applications

A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use or development on land. Find out how to obtain a planning permit in Victoria.

Planning and building for bushfire protection

Information and resources on planning and building for bushfire in Victoria.

Panels and committees

Planning panels and committees are appointed to consider and advise on planning proposals and policies.

Urban design and development

The high quality of life we enjoy in Melbourne and across Victoria is recognised around the world.

Environmental assessment

The Department manages the assessment procedures of projects with potentially significant environmental effects.

Building Policy

Information about building policy and legislation in Victoria.

News and Events

Docklands' new park honours Ron Barassi Senior

26 September 2014

Melbourne’s newest park and sports field in the Docklands will be named in honour of football great and war hero, Ron Barassi Senior.

St Kilda’s Stokehouse rises from the ashes

15 September 2014

The Minister for Planning this week approved a contemporary new building for the site of St Kilda’s Stokehouse, allowing construction to begin. 

Mornington Peninsula Localised Planning Statement put in place

22 August 2014

The Mornington Peninsula will be protected from inappropriate development, under the first of four localised planning statements aimed at preserving Victoria's most valued landscapes and tourist destinations.

Page last reviewed on 16 October 2014

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