About planning in Victoria
The department is responsible for land-use planning and environmental assessment in Victoria.
We manage the regulatory framework and provide advice on planning policy, strategic planning and urban design.
Under Victoria's planning system local councils and the Victorian government develop planning schemes to control land use and development, and to ensure the protection and conservation of land.
Find out about the key roles and responsibilities for managing the planning system at the department.
An overview of the planning system in Victoria. Access guidelines about common planning scheme amendment and permit application processes.
Find out how land use planning and development is managed in your local area.
Find out about the role of the Minister for Planning in the operation of Victoria's planning system.
How to have your say and keep informed about planning issues, development applications and consultations.
Information about planning and subdivision legislation and regulation in Victoria including fees, penalties, procedures, reviews and restrictive covenants.
The planning system is continuously improving. Find out about the current projects and programs aimed at improving planning processes and services, reviewing planning policy and modernising the regulatory framework of the planning system.
The Rural Council Planning Flying Squad provides planning support to regional and rural councils throughout Victoria.