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Permit applications and decisions across Victoria

Permit activity varies between metropolitan and rural Victoria and between the subgroups within these areas.

Total permit applications received Total permit applications decided
2017-182018-19Change2017-182018-19Change
Victoria54,573 50,893 -7% 54,573 52,107 -5%
Metropolitan region38,948 35,953 -8% 39,348 37,501 -5%
Inner and middle urban 22,784 20,876 -8% 23,024 21,722 -6%
Outer urban 10,641 9,615 -10% 10,479 10,155 -3%
Growth areas 5,523 5,462 -1% 5,845 5,624 -4%
Rural region15,616 14,940 -4% 15,225 14,606 -4%
Peri-urban4,628 4,558 -2% 4,487 4,316 -4%
Regional City LGA's 5,833 5,748 -1% 5,581 5,623 1%
Small and medium regional 5,155 4,634 -10% 5,157 4,667 -10%

List of planning schemes included in regions and subregions (PDF, 266.2 KB).

Dwelling related activity across Victoria

The following table shows permits that relate to residential use:

2017-182018-19
Total dwelling permits Total dwelling permits % total permits issued Permits for one dwelling Permits for multiple dwellings Total number of new dwellings
Victoria 12,569 11,990‬ 27% 4,620 7,370 37,455
Metropolitan region9,521 ‭8,889‬ 29% 2,174 6,715 32,441
Inner and middle urban 5,274 ‭4,781‬ 27% 595 4,186 23,235
Outer urban 2,785 ‭2,722‬ 33% 955 1,767 5,631
Growth areas 1,462 ‭1,386‬ 29% 624 762 3,575
Rural Region3,048 ‭3,101‬ 24% 2,446 655 5,014
Peri-urban1,014 ‭1,031‬ 28% 895 1361,230
Regional city LGAs 1,071 ‭1,148‬ 23% 715 4332,768
Small and medium regional 963 922‬ 22% 836861,016

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Page last updated: 18/12/20