A planning certificate is an official statement of the planning controls that apply to a property. They are mainly used to satisfy the Sale of Land Act 1962, which requires a vendor to provide details of the land zoning, and any overlay controls or exhibited proposed amendments to the planning scheme.
Planning certificates do not show the locations of zone or overlay boundaries, or details of any other specific controls. It is best to contact a planner at the local council to check for any other planning provisions that might apply.
The Department issues planning certificates for the municipalities listed below. If your municipality is not listed here, you will need to contact your local council to get a planning certificate.