Subdivision approvals system
The SPEAR online system supports the subdivision process in Victoria and enables subdivision approvals to be compiled, lodged, managed, referred and tracked online.
Residential subdivision requirements
Clause 56 of the Victoria Planning Provisions applies to all planning schemes in Victoria and sets out the requirements for residential subdivision.
How the residential subdivision requirements work
The Building Envelopes Information Kit provides information on design, approval and application of building envelopes.
Bushfire Management Overlay
Information about subdivision requirements in areas covered by the Bushfire Management Overlay.
More information about the legislation and regulations governing subdivision.
Subdivision Act User Guide
Advice and guidance to councils, servicing agencies and referral authorities on the subdivision approvals system and their responsibilities under the Subdivision Act and the Planning and Environment Act 1987: Subdivision Act User Guide (PDF, 729.5 KB) or (DOC, 162.0 KB)
Related planning advice
Guidance when planning for or assessing proposals for rural residential use and development:
PPN37: Rural Residential Development (PDF, 245.0 KB) or (DOCX, 4.8 MB)
Page last updated: 08/12/22