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 extension of time?

To apply you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Write a cover letter

Provide detail whether application is for extension to:

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

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: Pay the fee - $460

Step 3: Submit the extension of time request 

Submit the extension of time request with your cover letter, a copy of your planning permit application and address of property. You can only do this after you have paid. 

You can submit your extension of time request in 3 ways:

  • email: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au
  • mail: Yarra City Council, PO Box 168 Richmond VIC 3121
  • in person at a Yarra City Council contact centre

More information

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au.