Extend a planning permit

Most planning permits expire 2 years from the date of issue unless otherwise specified on the permit.

You can request to extend the life of your permit. A request must be made within 6 months of the commencement date and 12 months of the completion date.

How do I apply for an extension of time?

Step 1: Justification 

Confirm whether the application is an for extension to:

  • commencement date or
  • completion date (photos and other documents required to demonstrate when works commenced and extent of works)

Explain the reasons for why works were not commenced/ completed in time, as well as:

  • any previous extensions to the permit;
  • any activity undertaken, or costs incurred to proceed with the permit; and
  • whether there is any change to the surrounding area which would alter the consideration of the proposal.  
Step 2: Submission
  1. Complete the Extension of Time Planning Permit request form (PDF)
  2. Submit your completed application form and cover letter (step 1) by email: planningadmin@yarracity.vic.gov.au
Step 3: Payment

We'll contact you to arrange payment after we receive your application. You can check the applicable fee amount by selecting the link below:

Fees for planning applications and subdivisions