The Minister for Planning is the responsible authority for new planning permit applications of all energy generation facilities, and battery storage with a capacity of 1 megawatt or greater.

This includes both renewable energy facilities and non-renewable energy facilities, such as

  • wind
  • solar
  • waste-to-energy
  • pumped hydro
  • gas.

Utility installations including:

  • batteries with capacity of 1 megawatt or greater
  • power lines and substations that connect energy generation facilities to the electricity network
  • power lines with a capacity exceeding 220,000 volts
  • substations exceeding 66,000 volts.

List of current applications and approvals

The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) has prepared a map and list of energy generation facilities.

Renewable energy projects map

To lodge a planning permit application for an energy generation facility

Permit applications should be lodged through the Permits Online Applicant Portal.

For support, please contact

Pre-application service

DTP provides a pre-application service to applicants. To arrange a meeting, please submit a request via the Permits Online Applicant Portal and upload a copy of the renewable energy pre application meeting request form and any other supporting plans or documentation.

For support, please contact

Guide to Victoria's planning system

Learn about using Victoria’s planning system, and download a copy of the complete guide.

Planning Schemes Online provides access to all approved planning schemes in Victoria including ordinance (text) and maps that describe the land use and overlays.

Page last updated: 11/05/23