Fees for planning applications and subdivisions

Planning and Subdivision Fees are set by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. 

In Victoria, planning regulations are legislated by the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and Subdivision Act 1988

The Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 set the fees that can be charged by local councils for services.

Yarra has also introduced a Development Contributions Plan levy

Fees for statutory planning

Refer to the tables below to find the fees applicable to your permit application. GST is not applicable.

Fees are cumulative so you may be required to pay more than one fee for an application. When one or more parts of the application require a planning permit, fees for each part are applicable.

The fee for an application for any combination of the classes of application outlined below is the sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made.

Permit application fees under Regulation 9

Planning schedule of permit application revision fees under section 57a

a) Under section 57A(3)(a) of the Act the fee to amend an application for a permit after notice is given is 40% of the application fee for that class of permit set out in the Table at regulation 9.

c) If an application to amend an application for a permit or amend an application to amend a permit has the effect of changing t he class of that permit to a new class, having a higher application fee set out in the Table to regulation 9, the applicant must pay an additional fee being the difference the original class of application and the amended class of permit.

Planning schedule of permit amendment fees  under regulation 11

Please note that fees are cumulative you may be required to pay more than one fee for an application - where one or more parts of the application require a planning permit, fees for each are applicable.

The fee for an application for any combination of the classes of application outlined below is the sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other fees which would have applied if separate applications were made.

Planning schedule of permit amendment revision fees under Section 57A

b) Under section 57A(3)(a) of the Act the fee to amend an application to amend a permit after notice is given is 40% of the application fee for that class of permit set out in the Table at regulation 11 and any additional fee under c) below

c) If an application to amend an application for a permit or amend an application to amend a permit has the effect of changing t he class of that permit to a new class, having a higher application fee set out in the Table to regulation 9, the applicant must pay an additional fee being the difference the original class of application and the amended class of permit.

Metropolitan Planning Levy

The Metropolitan Planning Levy was introduced in the 2014 State Budget and commenced on 1 July 2015.

New provisions in the Planning and Environment Act 1987 require a levy payment prior to making a planning permit application for developments valued at over $1 million within metropolitan council areas.

The levy rate is set at $1.30 per $1000 (or 0.13% of the whole value of the development) for affected projects.

Planning permit applicants for proposed development in the Melbourne metropolitan area will need to check whether the levy applies to their proposed development. If required, the levy must be paid to the State Revenue Office to receive a levy certificate.

Responsible authorities in the Melbourne metropolitan area are required to check that, if required, a valid levy certificate is submitted with a planning permit application.

More information, including how to apply for a Metropolitan Planning Levy certificate, can be found on the State Revenue Office website.

Other planning fees