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.

News and Events

Independent panel to consider submissions on Bourke Hill built form controls

17 February 2015

Submissions on mandatory height controls for the Bourke Hill precinct in Melbourne's CBD have been referred to an Independent Panel for consideration.

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.

Residential Zones (Stage One) committee reports released

17 September 2014

The Residential Zones Standing Advisory Committee has released reports regarding the overarching operation of the residential zones and the fourteen stage 1 council residential zone proposals. 

Page last reviewed on 27 January 2015

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