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
26 April 2016
The Victorian Government has proposed new planning controls to guide development and support the long-term liveability of Melbourne’s central city.
4 December 2015
A background paper to the Plan Melbourne refresh discussion paper was released today that sets out a plan for delivering coordinated infrastructure across Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs.
26 November 2015The Victorian Government's new Know Your Council website is an accessible, easy to understand online resource that helps the community.