Fees under the Planning and Environment Act

Planning legislation and regulations

The Planning and Environment (Fees) Further Interim Regulations 2013 set out the fees that planning and responsible authorities may charge. 

On this page:


Fees for planning permits and other planning services

Planning and responsible authorities may charge fees for the following:

  • planning scheme amendments
  • planning permit applications
  • certificates of compliance with the planning scheme
  • certificates setting out planning provisions that apply to land
  • satisfaction matters – where the planning scheme says something must be done to an authority’s satisfaction.
Amendments to permits or applications for permits, and combined applications will also attract a fee.

Table 1: Fees for amendment to planning schemes (Regulation 6)


Stage of amendment
Fee
6(1)

The fee for:

(a) considering a request to amend a planning scheme

(b) taking action required by Division 1 of Part 3 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act)

(c) considering any submissions which do not seek a change to the amendment

(d) if applicable, abandoning the amendment in accordance with section 28 of the Act

$798
6(2)

The additional fee for:

(a) considering submissions which seek a change to an amendment, and where necessary referring the submissions to a panel

(b) providing assistance to a panel in accordance with section 158 of the Act

(c) making a submission in accordance with section 24(b) of the Act

(d) considering the report in accordance with section 27 of the Act

(e) after considering submissions and the report in accordance with section 27 of the Act, if applicable, abandoning the amendment

$798
6(3)

The additional fee for:

(a) adopting an amendment or a part of an amendment in accordance with section 29 of the Act

(b) submitting the amendment for approval in accordance with section 31 of the Act

$524
6(4)

The additional fee for:

(a) considering a request to approve an amendment in accordance with section 35 of the Act

(b) giving notice of approval of an amendment in accordance with section 36 of the Act

$798
 

Table 2: Fees for Application for Permits under section 47 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Regulation 7)

Class
Type of application
Fee
1
Use only
$502

To develop land or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of development included in the application is:

2
  - greater than $10,000 and less than $100,000 $239
3
  - greater than $100,000 $490
4
To develop land (other than for a single dwelling or to subdivide land) if the cost of development included in the application is $10,000 or less
$102
5
To develop land (other than a Class 2 or Class 3 application or to subdivide land) if the cost of the development included in the application is greater than $10,000 and less than $250,000
$604
  To develop land (other than a Class 3 application or to subdivide land) if the cost of development included in the application is:
 
6
 - greater than $250,000 and less than $500,000
$707
7
 - greater than $500,000 and less than $1,000,000
$815
8
 - greater than $1,000,000 and less than $7,000,000
$1,153
9
 - greater than $7,000,000 and less than $10,000,000
$4,837
10
 - greater than 10,000,000 and less than $50,000,000
$8,064
11
 - greater than $50,000,000
$16,130
12
To subdivide an existing building
$386
13
To subdivide land (other than a Class 12 application) into two lots
$386
14
To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots
$386
15
To subdivide land other than a Class 12, 13 or 14
$781
16
To remove a restriction (within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988) over land if the land has been used or developed for more than two years before the date of the application in a manner which would have been lawful under the Act but for the existence of the restriction.
$249
17
To create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988, or to create or remove a right of way (other than a Class 16 application).
$541
18
To create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way or to vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than a right of way) in a Crown grant (other than a Class 16 application). $404
 

Table 3: Fees for applications to amend permits under section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Regulation 10)

Class
Type of application
Fee
1
To amend a permit if that amendment is to change the use only.
$502
2

To amend a permit (other than a permit to develop land or to use or develop land or to undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot) to:

(a) change a statement of what the permit allows

(b) change any or all conditions which apply to the permit

(c) in any way not otherwise provided for in the regulations

$502
 

 To amend a permit (other than a permit to subdivide land) to:

(a) develop land for a single dwelling per lot

(b) use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot

(c) undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling

 
3
 - greater than $10,000 and less than $100,000
$239
4
 - greater than $100,000
$490
5

To amend a permit to develop land other than:

(a) development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot and the total cost of the development originally permitted and the additional development to be permitted by the amendment is not more than $10,000; or

(b) a permit to subdivide land

if the additional development to be permitted by the development is $10,000 or less

$102
6
To amend a permit (other than a Class 3 or a Class 4 application) if the estimated cost of any additional development to be permitted by the amendment is more than $10,000 and less than $250,000
$604
  To amend a permit (other than a Class 4 application) if the estimated cost of any additional development to be permitted by the amendment is more than:
 
7
 - $250,000 and less than $500,000
$707
8
 -  $500,000
$815
9

To amend a permit to subdivide land to:

(a) subdivide an existing building

(b) subdivide land into two lots

(c) effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots

$386
 

 Table 4: Other fees

Regulation
Type of application
Fee
8
Combination of permit class application
Sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications had been made.
9
Amend an  application for a permit or an application for an amendment to a permit
$102 for an application to amend an application for a permit in any class (other than Class 4) set out in the table to regulation 7 or to amend an application to amend a permit in any class (other than Class 5) set out in the table to regulation 10 after notice is given is $102.
11
Composite fee for combined application to amend permit
Sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications had been made.
12
Combined permit  application and planning scheme amendment

Sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications had been made.

If the application includes a number of matters included in the table to regulation 7 the fee for the planning permit for the purpose of calculating the above is the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications for the planning permit had been made.

13
Application for certificate of compliance
$147
14
Application for planning certificate
$18.20
15
Determining whether anything has been done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public authority, municipal council or a referral authority.
$102
 

 

Inspection of amendments to the Victoria Planning Provisions, planning schemes and the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Strategy Plan may also attract a fee two months after the amendment comes into operation. See 'Documents for inspection' below.

View the Planning and Environment (Fees) Further Interim Regulations 2013 on the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website


Documents for inspection free of charge

The Planning and Environment Act 1987 requires that the following documents be available for inspection free-of-charge:

Victoria Planning Provisions

  • current copy of the Victoria Planning Provisions
  • approved amendments to the Victoria Planning Provisions for two months after the amendment comes into operation

More information about the Victoria Planning Provisions

Planning scheme amendments

  • current copy of the planning scheme
  • proposed amendments to planning schemes until the amendment is approved or lapses
  • copies of submissions about a proposed amendment
  • panel reports about proposed amendments
  • approved amendments to planning schemes for two months after the amendment comes into operation

More information about planning scheme amendments

Planning permits

  • applications for permit and a register of applications for permit
  • objections to the grant of a permit until the end of the period during which an application may be made for review of a decision
  • permits issued including permits issued by the Minister

More information about planning permits

Other documents

  • approved amendments to the Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan for two months after the amendment comes into operation
  • approved Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan
  • Section 173 Agreements

Documents are available for inspection at your local council and many of these documents are available on this website. Documents relating to exhibited and recently approved planning scheme amendments are available through the Documents on Exhibition page.

 


Top