Planning and responsible authorities provide services under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 which attract a fee in accordance with the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016.
These services include:
- 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 combined permit and amendment applications will also attract a fee.
The Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016 prescribe the fees to be paid to councils and referral authorities under the Subdivision Act 1988.
Both regulations empower planning and responsible authorities, councils and referral authorities to waive or rebate the payment of a fee in specified circumstances.
View the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016
View the Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016
The Regulations set fees in fee units. A fee unit value is adjusted each year by the Treasurer's amount and is published in the Government Gazette.
In the tables below, the fee units have been converted to a dollar value based on the value of a fee unit as it is set for the 2023-24 financial year.
In accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004, the value of a fee unit for the financial year 2023-24 is $15.90.
GST (Goods and Services Tax) is not applicable to the fees. A payment notice (not a tax invoice) will be issued to the applicant confirming the amount that is due.
After the payment is completed a tax receipt will be provided to the applicant by email.
The information on this website does not replace the need to acquaint yourself with the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 and the Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016. For advice about paying a planning fee contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information below shows the fees for the financial year 2023-24.
Fees for planning scheme amendments under Part 3 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (regulation 6).
Fees for stages of an amendment to a planning scheme