VicPlan allows you to find a property or parcel, generate a planning property report, and view zones and overlays anywhere in Victoria.
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VicPlan is a state wide map viewer for location based planning scheme information. You can use it to locate any property or parcel in Victoria using the address/parcel search, or by browsing on the map. You can also access direct links to the planning rules for a site in the planning scheme.
From VicPlan you can create a Planning property or parcel report with localised maps showing the zone and overlays. You can also access VicPlan via the maps in planning schemes.
the area will highlight on the map and details will be displayed in an information panel next to the map.
If you don't see options in the suggestion list, either type more of the address or alter the details entered slightly to change the suggestions. Only the top 5 results are shown.
Type enough of the address to make it distinguishable from similar addresses. You can use abbreviations, for example St for Street.
You can search in VicPlan by:
21 Smith Avenue Thomastown 3074
Parcel or lot on plan
Parcel property number
Property LGA number
Lot on street
Lot 1 Smith Avenue Croydon
Smith Street Albert Park
Local Government Area
Heritage Inventory Site name
Royal Park Hospital Precinct
Heritage Inventory Number
Heritage Register Number
Heritage Register Site Name
Braille Library & Hall
Heritage Inventory Hermes Number
Heritage Register Hermes Number
Crown Land: use combination of Allot, Sec, Sub, Por, Blk with Parish name
Parish Ararat Allot 1 Sec 15A
Some search types require a certain format – refer to the examples in the list.
A parcel an individual piece of land that can be sold separately, and is also known as a lot. It usually has one proprietor or owner. An example of a parcel descriptor is 1\LP23402.
A property is land, typically identified by a street address or a rate assessment number, that is under common occupation for the purpose of rating, billing or habitation. A property can be made up of one parcel or contain many parcels, or be one part of a parcel or parcels. An example of a property address is 23 Diamond Avenue Glen Waverley 3150.
When searching for a parcel or lot on plan number, use a backslash: '\'. VicPlan uses the standard parcel identifier number, which is the lot and plan numbers separated by a backslash.
If you don’t have a search term, browse the map by:
select and dragging the map to a location
zoom in or out to see more or less detail
select a location to see a list of property and parcel options in the information panel next to the map
choose an option from the list – that location will be centred in the map and details displayed in the information panel.
Selecting a property or parcel
You can only click on a location when zones and overlays are visible – at a scale of 1:25,000 or lower.
Select a site to bring up property and parcel options in the property information panel. Links to the local planning scheme for each zone and overlay appear in the property information panel.
To get more information about a selected property or location, use the ‘Identify’ button. Identify displays the zones, overlay or LGA layer, and the property information panel provides a selection based on the information in the selected point.
Right click on a location in the map to ‘Find data on the map’ to retrieve similar data, including the latitude and longitude coordinate.
Download a planning property or parcel report
A planning property report is a download that contains all the zone and overlay information for the selected property or parcel, and a series of maps with links to sections of the local planning scheme.
To download a property report:
search for and select a property or parcel (see above)
on the property information panel, select 'Create planning property report'.
A planning property report can not be generated on proposed properties or parcels. These display as black hatching and cross hatching on the map.
The BPA history layer is located in the Bushfire folder in the layer control. It contains historic bushfire prone areas from 2005.
To view historic layers:
go to an area of interest and zoom in or set the map scale within 1:100,000
turn on the 'BPA History' layer
select the 'Time slider' button on the main toolbar above the map and expand the options
select 'More settings' and change the Time Slider Profile to 'BPA History'
the BPA History layer will display on the map and you can step forward or back on the slider to view the BPA at different points in time.
Bushfire prone area in 2013-2014.
Specific dates are stored in each polygon as attributes and displayed on the map when zoomed into 1:1,250 map scale.
Create a definition plan
A definition plan is a diagram for a property showing the location of planning zones, overlays and bushfire prone areas when they do not cover the entire property or parcel title boundary. The plans show the distance between the zone, overlays or BPA boundaries and the selected property boundaries.
Definition plans are available for properties that are partially impacted by a zone, overlay or BPA. Definition plans can not be generated if a property is fully covered or not impacted at all by a zone, overlay or BPA.