The Bushfire Management Overlay includes planning permit exemptions.
The most common exemptions are for:
- An alteration or extension to an existing building used for a dependent person’s unit that is less than 50 per cent of the gross floor area of the existing building.
- An alteration or extension to any building (except a dwelling or dependent person’s unit) that is less than 10 per cent of the gross floor area of the existing building.
- A building or works with a floor area of less than 100 square metres not used for accommodation and ancillary to a dwelling.
- A building or works consistent with a section 173 agreement and planning permit as required by clause 44.06-5 Bushfire Management Overlay - Mandatory condition of your local planning scheme.
If a BMO schedule applies, it may also include planning permit exemptions. Other parts of the planning scheme may also require a planning permit.
Buildings and works such as decks, pergolas and pools may or may not require a planning permit, depending on the extent of the works.
You can explore the categories above or speak to your local council about permit requirements.
Page last updated: 07/08/20