This page provides links to other Victorian, Australian and international websites, both government and non-government, relevant to planning.
Government information and services about land and property anywhere in Victoria
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent advisory body that provides overarching policy advice to the Minister for the Environment. Its objectives, as stated in the Environmental Protection Act, are to protect the environment and to prevent, control and abate pollution.
Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association
VPELA is a Multi-Disciplinary Professional Association which draws its membership from professionals related to planning and the environment.
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities implements the Australian Government's policies to protect our environment and heritage, and to promote a sustainable way of life.
The Local Government Environment Network is a membership-based independent national association interested in promoting sustainable development through local action.
Australian Conservation Foundation
A non-government, non-profit environment organisation dedicated to the environment and the long-term reform, for accountable and ecologically sound management of our cities, industries and our natural heritage.
Australian & New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council (ANZECC)
Contains strategy and resource documents from ANZECC (1991-2001), which provided a forum for member governments to develop coordinated policies about national and international environment and conservation issues.
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ)
The EIANZ is a professional body established to facilitate interaction among environmental professionals, promote environmental knowledge and awareness, and advance ethical and competent environmental practice.
United Nations Human Settlement Programme UN-HABITAT
This United Nations program promotes a range of initiatives that foster socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the aim of providing adequate shelter for everyone.
Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV)
The ARBV determines standards for the registration and professional conduct of architects in Victoria. It also provides a means for the resolution of public complaints.
Building Commission (BC)
The BC oversees the regulation and administration of building control & policy in Victoria. It ensures that legislative amendments create an environment which sustains cost efficient, flexible and globally competitive reforms.
Building Designers Association of Victoria
The Building Designers Association of Victoria Incorporated (BDAV) is a non-profit, industry association, which represents building design and drafting professionals.
Committee for Melbourne
The Committee for Melbourne represents the highest levels of 160 organisations from the business sector as well as science, academia, community and government.
Planning Enforcement Officers Association Inc
The PEOA promotes the exchange of skills and ideas and a standardised approach to planning enforcement in Victoria.
Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV)
The MBAV is a peak industry association within the building and construction industry in Australia.
Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV)
The REIV is the industry association for Victoria's real estate agents.
Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
The UDIA (Victoria) is an independent association of private enterprise organisations directly involved in the production, financing and marketing of all facets of property development.
Victorian Council of Social Service
Peak body in the social and community services sector in Victoria, pursuing just and fair social outcomes through policy development and collaborative advocacy.
Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)
The ABCB is a joint initiative of all levels of Australian government, in cooperation with the building industry to achieve community expectations of safety, health and amenity in the design, construction and use of buildings through nationally consistent, efficient and cost effective technical building requirements and regulatory systems.
Development Assessment Forum (DAF)
A national forum of stakeholders in the development approvals process working together to harmonise and streamline development approvals processes across Australia.
Housing Industry Association (HIA)
A national building industry association supporting the businesses and interests of builders, contractors, manufacturers and business partners in the industry.
Planning Institute Australia (PIA)
PIA is the Australian planning professional organisation that seeks the general advancement of regional and town planning and to promote the artistic and scientific development of regions, cities and towns.
Property Council of Australia
The Property Council of Australia is a peak industry association representing the interests of the property community, principally those who use land or invest in the built environment to generate economic returns.
Australian Institute of Architects
The Royal Australian Institute of Architects is a peak national association representing architects and the integrity and standing of the profession.
Women's Planning Network
The Women's Planning Network (Victoria), established in 1994, has a record of research, publications and professional development to assist women in planning and related professions. The network supports women through a mentoring program, events, newsletter, a website and an email list.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
The ABS is Australia's official statistical organisation.
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
AHURI is a national research organisation committed to analysing and understanding housing and related urban outcomes throughout Australia.
Centre for Population and Urban Research
The Centre for Population and Urban Research is a research unit within the School of Political and Social Inquiry in the Arts Faculty of Monash University specialising in the analysis of large scale data bases. Its focus is on the regional and urban impacts of the larger demographic, social and economic changes affecting Australian society.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
The Institute is a Commonwealth statutory authority established in 1980 to promote the identification and understanding of factors affecting marital and family stability in Australia.
Australian Population Association
The Australian Population Association was formed in 1980 to encourage the exchange of information between individuals and organisations in population and related fields, provide a forum for the discussion of population issues, and to promote population research and education particularly in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Urban Design Forum
The Urban Design Forum is a non-profit organisation formed to encourage better design of our cities and towns and to provide a forum where ideas and comment about urban design can be expressed.
Growth Areas Authority
GAA is an independent statutory body established to guide sustainable development in Melbourne's five outer growth areas - Casey-Cardinia, Hume, Melton-Caroline Springs, Whittlesea and Wyndham.
Information Victoria is the outlet for all state Government publications, programs, services and information.
Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
The MAV is the peak representative and lobbying body for Victoria's 78 local councils. This link provides access to the websites of Victoria's 78 local councils.
Local Government Victoria
The Local Government Victoria, part of the Department of Planning and Community Development, works cooperatively with the 79 local councils to ensure that Victorians enjoy world-class responsive and accountable local government services.
Local Government Professionals
Local Government Professionals Inc. is an organisation for professionals working in local government in Victoria.
Victoria Online - State Government of Victoria
The website of the State government of Victoria. An entry point to all state government services and information.
Victorian Local Governance Association
The Victorian Local Governance Association is a peak body for local government in Victoria
Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal (VCAT)
VCAT (formerly known as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal) is an independent body responsible for dealing with disputes about consumer matters, credit, discrimination, domestic building works, guardianship and administration, residential tenancies, and retail tenancies.
The Australian Commonwealth Government
The entry point to the Australian Commonwealth Government.
Standards Australia provides access to all Australian Standards provided by Standards Australia International Limited.
Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary documents
Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary documents for current and past sittings of the Victorian Parliament, including Bills, Notices and Hansard Records.