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This guide is intended for use by councils and other responsible authorities who draft planning permits.

It promotes a clear and consistent approach to preparing and applying permit conditions in Victoria.

The guide includes:

  • best practice guidance supported by evidence including Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal cases
  • an explanation of the components of a planning permit and a model planning permit
  • instructions for drafting conditions by identifying and assembling the what, when and how
  • 130+ model conditions on a variety of topics that can be copied or modified for inclusion in permits.

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Always use the online copy of this document to ensure that you are using the latest version.


Writing Planning Permits will be updated to respond to changes to Victoria’s planning system and feedback provided by users. If you have any feedback, you are encouraged to send your comments to planning.systems@delwp.vic.gov.au.