You may need a planning permit to build, extend or change a single house or fence. This could be due to a heritage overlay or flooding zone, for example.
There are a range of considerations that decide whether you need a planning permit. A pre-application meeting can help you recognise these and give you some certainty about the outcome of your application.
For more information, visit our pre-application advice page.
Lots under 300 square metres
You may need a planning permit to construct or extend a building or fence, or make changes to a house on a property that's less than 300 square metres.
To find out if you need a permit, please get a recent copy of your Certificate of Title from the Land Titles Office and contact our Planning Department on 8470 8850 between 8:45am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
You may need a planning permit to construct or extend a building or fence, or make changes to a house on a property affected by a heritage overlay. Before lodging your application, we encourage you to discuss your proposal with our heritage advisor.
For more information, visit our heritage page.
You may need a planning permit to construct or extend a building or fence, or make changes to a house on land which could be affected by flooding.
A special building overlay or land subject to inundation overlay may affect some areas. In these cases, you don't need a planning permit if Melbourne Water has agreed in writing that the flow path is not obstructed. You should contact Melbourne Water before lodging your application.
Before lodging your application, please ensure you have all the information in the flood-prone areas checklist.
How to apply
1. It's quick and easy to apply online:
- The first step is to identify your property, then follow the prompts to complete the process.
2. What you'll need to apply online:
Before lodging your application, please ensure you included all required information on the residential development information sheet.