Local planning information
Councils make most of the planning decisions that affect their local government area. For example, they decide whether or not to grant a planning permit for a new use or development, and what permit conditions are appropriate.
You can use these links to find out how land use planning and development is managed in your area.
Contact your council planner
Councils can answer questions about planning in their local area. For example, you should call your local council to find out if something you want to do requires a planning permit. They can also advise you about planning permit applications in your area.
To view information about your local council and get contact details for your council planner, go to Find your local council
Councils using online planning applications
View the list of councils using online planning applications.
Search for planning applications in your area
Some councils make their planning application register available online. You may be able to view planning permit applications in your area by visiting the council's website.
Planning permit activity in your areaThe Planning Permit Activity Annual Report provides an overview of the planning permits in each local government area.
View your local planning scheme
Get a free planning property report
You can download a free Planning Property Report for your property which includes planning zones and overlays linked to the planning provisions, a planning zone map, planning overlays maps and Victorian Heritage Register information.
View your local planning scheme amendments
Using Planning Scheme Amendments Online, you can get up to date information on the status of amendments to all planning schemes in Victoria. Choose your planning scheme and you can view amendment documentation at each stage of the amendment process.
You can view a list of amendment proposals that are currently on public exhibition on the Amendments on Exhibition page.
List of local planning policies in planning schemes
Read an overview of the application of local planning policies across Victoria in the list of local planning policies in planning schemes.
Search our list of publications or go to A Vision for Victoria: Plans and Policies to find other information about planning in your area. You can also Get Involved in the planning process in your local area.