Learn about the planning system in Victoria and the information and services available to assist you
Learn about the planning system in Victoria and find helpful documentation to assist you in understanding it
Find guidance for practitioners on applying and drafting planning provisions
Explore the Minister for Planning's powers, roles and responsibilities including the issuing of Ministerial directions
Find out who's responsible for planning decisions in your area
Explore the wide range of planning services offered by the department
Find links to other websites with useful planning information from Australia and the world
Learn what planning schemes are and how they work
Access all approved planning schemes in Victoria including ordinances (text), maps, Amendments and histories that describe the land use and overlays.
Search for planning information, including zones, overlays and maps, about a property or land parcel.
Search for and view details of exhibited and approved amendments to planning schemes.
Navigate your planning scheme with an explanation of each component and section, and learn about the Victoria Planning Provisions and incorporated documents
Access online planning services and tools that provide you with planning information for your property
Find templates and information for planning professionals who prepare and process amendments.
View a list of ministerial interventions for the current and previous years by the Minister for Planning in Victoria
Amendment VC148 has implemented changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and planning schemes.
Learn about planning permit applications and processes
Review general information about planning permits including processes and common types of permit applications
A faster way of dealing with low-impact, straightforward planning permit applications known as VicSmart planning assessment
View a list of applications and decisions on planning permits where the Minister for Planning is responsible for making the decision
Find out if there additional permit requirements for your application
The planning of a network of vibrant community hubs known as activity centres
Guidance for seeking and negotiating affordable housing agreements
The planning system's role in protecting our airports, their operations and the communities around them
The Better Apartments Design Standards have been introduced to improve the liveability and sustainability of apartments in Victoria
Have your say on the Better Apartments in Neighbourhoods Discussion Paper
Planning for land use buffers and separation distances between industries and sensitive land uses
Information and resources on planning and building for bushfire in Victoria
Planning controls to guide the future development of Melbourne's central city
Planning for the protection and enhancement of Victoria's coastal areas
What development contributions are and how they’re used
Amendments to the Planning and Environment Act were introduced in 2018 to safeguard the state's distinctive areas and landscapes
Amendment VC157 requires planning approval for power lines to connect new large-scale electricity generation facilities to the electricity network. Have your say about the operation of the changes introduced
The Government Land Service changes planning provisions and corrects planning scheme anomalies for Victorian government land
The Victorian Government is improving how the Great Ocean Road Region is managed
The Great Ocean Road Region Strategy plans for the region's future land use and transport demands
Green wedges are the non-urban areas of metropolitan Melbourne that lie outside the Urban Growth Boundary
Learn how the Victorian Government is strengthening planning for Melbourne’s green wedges and agricultural land to ensure these areas are protected and supported for future generations.
There are changes to the way that greyhound keeping and training facilities are managed in Victoria's planning system
The initiatives and reforms to the planning system to be introduced as part of the Victorian Government's housing strategy