Planning publications

Recent publications

 Planning Practice Notes updated

Planning Practice Note 81: Live music and entertainment noise

A new Practice Note to provide guidance about the operation of Clause 52.43 - Live Music and Entertainment Noise.

Updated September 2015 

Available online

 Planning Practice Notes updated  

Planning Practice Notes updated

A number of Planning Practice Notes have been revised and updated. Others have had minor edits and cosmetic changes.

Revised: 3, 18, 42, 43, 47, 50, 56, 58, 60
Refreshed: 2, 4, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 22, 27, 31, 32, 37, 45, 46, 54, 59, 61, 62, 63, 70, 78

Updated July 2015

Go to the list of Planning Practice Notes

Using Victoria's Planning System

Using Victoria's Planning System is a guide for those who use the planning system on a regular basis as well as those who have occasional contact with it. The guide is designed to assist professional planners, officers of authorities, councillors, students, people making an application for a planning permit and people who may be affected by planning proposals.

Updated May 2015 

Available online

More publications

  • Codes and guidelines

    Town planning codes of practice, guidelines and guides issued by the department such as 'Using Victoria's Planning System'.


  • Fact sheets and brochures

    Documents for quick consumption, on specific planning projects and topics.


  • Forms, checklists and templates

    Access town planning related forms, checklists and templates provided by the department.


  • Newsletters and bulletins

    Access town planning related newsletters, bulletins and email updates issued by the department.


  • Policies and strategies

    Planning policy and strategy documents issued by the department and links to some other relevant strategies.


  • Practice and advisory notes

    A series of practice and advisory notes providing advice on specific planning topics.


  • Reports and consultation documents

    Program reports, studies, consultation documents and final reports.


Enquire about a publication

If you wish to talk to someone about a planning publication, please contact:

Victorian Government Contact Centre
Tel: 1300 366 356 (local call cost)

Older and historical planning publications

The Victorian Government Library Services (VGLS) holds older and historical hard copy material on Victorian planning issues.

Phone:  1800 742 733
Website: VGLS Public website

The State Library also holds historical planning documents.

For archived planning scheme information, visit our Planning Histories page.

Page last reviewed on 10 November 2015

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