Planning schemes

Planning schemes contain the policies and provisions that control land use and development and apply to all private and public land in Victoria.

What is a planning scheme?

Find out what a planning scheme is, and learn about the structure and components of planning schemes, the Victoria Planning Provisions and incorporated documents.

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In this section

  • Browse planning schemes

    Search all Victorian planning schemes including policy, land use information and overlays.
  • Amendments

    View planning scheme amendments and discover the process, resources and tools for planning authorities to amend a planning scheme.
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  • Planning property report

    Access zones, overlays and maps about a property or land parcel.
  • Government land planning service

    Find out how the government land planning service (GLPS) helps departments and agencies make changes to planning provisions for Victorian go...
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  • Upper Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan

    Strategy plan for the former shires of Healesville, Lilydale, Sherbrooke and Upper Yarra to protect the special features and character of th...
  • Using VicPlan

    VicPlan allows you to find a property or parcel, generate a planning property report, and view zones and overlays anywhere in Victoria.
  • Amending a planning scheme

    Learn about the amendment process, including templates and checklists for preparing and processing amendments.
  • Planning Panels Victoria

    Independent panel that reviews planning proposals and major projects across state of Victoria.
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Ministerial directions

Use the Ministerial directions, including the direction on the form and content of planning schemes, to guide a request to amend a planning scheme.

Browse Ministerial directions
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