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
8 September 2015The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning is conducting a review of Melbourne’s central city built form over the next 12 months.
6 August 2015The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning has released Victoria's official population and household projections, Victoria in Future 2015.
30 June 2015VicSmart is a streamlined planning permit assessment process for straightforward, low-impact applications such as simple land subdivisions as well as minor building and construction works.