The cost of your application or enquiry depends on what you want to do.
Planning Fees prescribed by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
This is a summary of the fees prescribed under the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 and the Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016, which are reviewed on a regular basis and updated each financial year. These are presented as a guide only and for the complete working of individual fee regulations, view the schedule of fees on the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
For Whittlesea Planning Scheme Amendment fees, see Whittlesea Planning Scheme overview.
|Type of permit application||Permit fee (no GST applicable)||Fee to amend (no GST applicable)|
|Amend an application for a permit or an application to amend a permit after notice has been given (40% of the application fee for that class of permit as set out in the regulations)||Refer to fee schedule||Refer to fee schedule|
To develop land or to use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to undertake development ancillary to the use of the land for a single dwelling per lot if the estimated cost of development included in the application is:
|Less than $10,000||$199.90||$199.90|
|Greater than $10,001, less than $100,000||$629.40||$629.40|
|Greater than $100,001, less than $500,000||$1288.50||$1288.50|
|Greater than $500,001, less than $1,000,000||$1392.10||$1392.10|
|Greater than $1,000,001, less than $2,000,000||$1495.80||$1495.80|
Vicsmart application if the estimated cost of the development is:
To develop land (other than for a single dwelling per lot) if the estimated cost of development included in the application is:
|Less than $100,000||$1147.80||$1147.80|
|Greater than $100,001 less than $1,000,000||$1547.60||$1547.60|
|Greater than $1,000,001 less than $5,000,000||$3413.70||$3413.70|
|Greater than $5,000,001 less than $15,000,000||$8700.90||$8700.90|
|Greater than $15,000,001 less than $50,000,000||$25,658.30||$25,658.30|
|Greater than $50,000,001||$57,268.30||$57,268.30|
|To amend a permit (other than for a single dwelling or where no other fee is applicable): a) To change the statement of what the permit allows; or b) To change any or all of the conditions which apply to the permit; or c) In any way not otherwise provided for in this regulation.||$1318.10|
|To subdivide an existing building||$1286.20||$1286.10|
|To subdivide land into 2 lots||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate 2 or more lots||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|To subdivide land (per 100 lots created)||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|To create vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|To create or remove a right of way||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|To create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|To vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement other than a right of way in a Crown grant||$1318.10||$1318.10|
|An application for a certificate of compliance under section 97N||$325.80|
|Satisfaction Matters - determining a matter where a planning scheme specifies that the matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority or a referral authority||$325.80|
The application fee for a permit or to amend a permit involving any combination of the matters referred to, is the sum arrived at by adding the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications had been made plus 50% of each of the other fees that would have applied if separate applications had been made.
If the application for a planning permit is for any combination of the classes of application outlined previously or to change a class to a new one the fee for the planning permit for the purposes of this calculated at 40% of the application fee for that class of permit set out in the table and any additional fee.
Levy for developments over $1,076,000
The State Revenue Office requires a levy to be paid to receive a levy certificate prior to making a planning application.
We advise that a valid levy certificate must be submitted with a planning permit application for developments valued at over $1,076,000.00 or more.
For more information, including how to apply for a Metropolitan Planning Levy Certificate visit the State Revenue Office website.
Fees prescribed by the City of Whittlesea
Effective from July 1 2019
|Description||Fee (including GST)|
|Planning information request||$145|
|Hardcopy of permit (per permit)||$94|
Electronic copy of permit (if available)
Hardcopy of endorsed plans per permit
Electronic copy of endorsed plans per permit (if available)
|Copy of Planning application register (per month)||$33|
|Copy of advertised documentation (plans)||$12|
|Copy of advertised documentation (plans and reports)||$22|
|Council advertising of an application (Public Notice - on site)||$16|
|Council advertising of al application (per letter to adjoining owners/occupiers)||$12|
|Council advertising of an application (newspaper ad)||Quoted|
|File retrieval off site||$94|
|File retrieval on site||$54|
|Extension of time to a planning permit||$290|
|Secondary consent for lots less than 300m2||$520|
|Variation to a building envelope (other than applications made under Regulation 8B)||$290|
|Demolition approvals (Section 29A of the Building Act)||$85.20|
|Amended subdivision plans (certification)||$111.10|
|Amendment to development plans (minor)||$420|
|Amendment to development plans (major)||$940|
Combined application fees
Combined application fees include the sum of the highest fee and 50% of the lesser subsequent fee.
For example, an application fee for the construction of a warehouse and a reduction of car parking requirements would be $1547.60 for the construction of a warehouse (if the development cost is between $1000 001-$1 000 000) and $659.05 for the waiver of car parking (half of the $1318.10 use fee prescribed for car parking trigger applications). The total application cost would be $2206.65.