Find information and services about planning in Victoria.
Find out about the planning system in Victoria
Policy and plans guiding the future development of Melbourne and Victoria's regional areas.
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.
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.
Information and resources on planning and building for bushfire in Victoria.
Planning panels and committees are appointed to consider and advise on planning proposals and policies.
The high quality of life we enjoy in Melbourne and across Victoria is recognised around the world.
The department manages the assessment procedures of projects with potentially significant environmental effects.
News and Events
15 August 2016Draft apartment design standards have been released for public consultation before guidelines are introduced later this year.
15 July 2016
The annual report on Victoria's official population and household projections, Victoria in Future 2016, confirms we remain the fastest-growing state in the country with our population expected to reach 10.1 million by 2051.
1 July 2016
All Victorians are being encouraged to contribute their ideas on how best to project the Yarra River (Birrarung) for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.