Before I apply

There's a lot to think about before you apply for a planning permit. Find out if you need a permit and make sure your application ticks all the boxes.


Planning relates to how we use land. We make most planning decisions that affect Darebin, considering the impact on community, environment and life.
All land in Darebin is zoned for a particular purpose, such as residential, industrial or business use. Find out which zone your property is in.
Do you want to apply for a planning permit? Learn about the process, from preparing and lodging your application, to how we make our decisions.
Darebin has a range of planning resources to help you out, including checklists, common terms and questions.