What is a planning certificate?
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.
Alpine Resorts |
Golden Plains |
Port of Melbourne
If your municipality is listed above, you can apply for a planning certificate online by opening LANDATA® Titles, Property Certificates and Crown Land Status Reports and filling out a number of simple screens.
All you need to supply is:
- your contact details, or your login ID (if you are a registered user).
- information about the property or properties in question.
- your credit card details for the purchase of the certificate or certificates.
Prepaid accounts are also available.
Further information about obtaining planning certificates is available by contacting the Land Information Centre:
Land Information Centre
570 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (+61 3) 8636 2831
Page last updated: 21/03/19