Below is a comprehensive list of guides produced by Planning Panels Victoria on their processes and hearings.


What is a Panel?

Common questions about panel procedures, for anyone attending a panel hearing for the first time.

What is Panel? (DOCX, 99.9 KB)

Guide to the public hearing

What is likely to happen at a hearing.

Guide to the public hearing (DOCX, 63.4 KB)

Guide to expert evidence

How expert evidence is to be prepared, circulated and presented.

Guide to expert evidence (DOCX, 64.2 KB)

Guide to recording hearings

How requests to record the hearings are generally dealt with.

Guide to recording hearings (DOCX, 62.6 KB)

Guide for planning authorities

An overview of what is required from planning authorities during a panel.

Guide for planning and responsible authorities (DOCX, 62.6 KB)

Guide to pre-set hearing dates

The process that planning and responsible authorities need to follow when setting panel hearing dates for Planning Scheme Amendment Panels.

Guide to pre-set hearing dates (DOCX, 101.0 KB)

Guide to privacy at PPV

How Planning Panels Victoria deals with information collected during the panel process.

Guide to privacy at PPV (DOCX, 68.9 KB)

Guide to committees and inquiries

Types of advisory committees and environment effects inquiries that can be appointed by the Minister for Planning.

Guide to committees and inquiries (DOCX, 95.8 KB)

Frequently asked questions

If you still have a query about planning panels and hearings, visit our frequently asked questions page.

How do I contact PPV?

Phone: (03) 8392 5116
Fax: (03) 8392 5110
Post: GPO Box 2392, Melbourne, 3001

Planning Panels Victoria is located at 1 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000