Planning applications and subdivision fees

Following a review of Planning and Subdivision Fees by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Governor in Council made new planning and subdivision fee regulations on September 2016.

These regulations set the fees that can be charged by local councils for the services provided under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and Subdivision Act 1988 to an appropriate level of cost recovery.

Further information on the new fees can be found at the Review of Planning and Subdivision Fees section of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.

Fees for statutory planning

Note: GST is not applicable. Please refer to the below fee schedules.

Planning schedule of permit application fees (regulation 9)

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.

Reg 9

Type of Permit Application

Fee

Class 1

Use only/reduction of car parking/loading bay requirements/liquor licence

$1,265.60

Reg 9

SINGLE DWELLINGS

To develop land for a single dwelling per lot or use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot and undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot included in the application (other than a class 7 or 8 permit or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land) if the cost of development is:

Fee

Class 2

Less than $10 000

$192.00

Class 3

More than $10 000 and not more than $100 000

$604.40

Class 4

More than $100 000 and not more than $500 000

$1,237.10

Class 5

More than $500 000 and not more than $1 000 000

$1,336.70

Class 6

More than $1 000 000 and not more than $2 000 000

$1,436.20

Reg 9

VICSMART

Applications which meet the VicSmart criteria

Fee

Class 7

Development less than $10 000

$192.00

Class 8

Development more than $10 000

$412.40

Class 9

Subdivide of consolidate land

$192.00

Reg 9

OTHER DEVELOPMENT

To develop land (incl single dwelling per lot) if the estimated cost of development is:

Fee

Class 10

Less than $100 000

$1,102.10

Class 11

More than $100 000 and not more than $1 000 000

$1,486.00

Class 12

More than $1 000 000 and not more than $5 000 000

$3,277.70

Class 13

More than $5 000 000 and not more than $15 000 000

$8,354.30

Class 14

More than $15 000 000 and not more than $50 000 000

$24,636.20

Class 15

More than $50 000 000

$55,372.70

Reg 9

SUBDIVISION

Fee

Class 16

To subdivide an existing building (other than a class 9 permit)

$1,265.60

Class 17

To subdivide land into two lots (other than a class 9 or class 16 permit)

$1,265.60

Class 18

To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots (other than a class 9 permit)

$1,265.60

Class 19

To subdivide land (other than a class 9, class 16, class 17 or class 18 permit)

$1,265.60

per 100 lots created

Class 20

To:

  • create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
  • create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
  • vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.

b) create or remove a right of way; or

$1,265.60

Class 21

A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation

$1,265.60

Reg

CERTIFICATION

Fee

Reg 6

Certification of a plan of subdivision

$167.80

Reg 7

Alteration of a plan under section 10 (2) of the Act

(Any instance where Council requires a change to the plan to make it suitable for certification whether it be conditioned on the permit or prior)

$106.70

Reg 12

REVISED PLANS

Amend an application for a permit after notice has been given

Fee

Reg 12

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 the 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

40% of

application fee for that class of application

OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTORY FEES

Fee

Reg 15

Certificates of Compliance (under Section 97N)

$312.80

Reg 18

Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public

authority or municipal council

Including lodging plans to comply if the first submission to Council was unsatisfactory

$312.80

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.

Reg 12 Type of Permit Application S57A Fee
Class 1 Use only/reduction of car parking/loading bay requirements/liquor licence $506.24
Reg 12 SINGLE DWELLINGS
To develop land for a single dwelling per lot or use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot and undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot included in the application (other than a class 7 or 8 permit or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land) if the cost of development is:
S57A Fee
Class 2 Less than $10,000 $76.80
Class 3 More than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 $241.76
Class 4 More than $100,000 and not more than $500,000 $494.84
Class 5 More than $500,000 and not more than $1,000,000 $534.68
Class 6 More than $1,000,000 and not more than $2,000,000 $574.48
Reg 12 OTHER DEVELOPMENT
To develop land (incl single dwelling per lot) if the estimated cost of development is:
S57A Fee
Class 10 Less than $100,000 $440.84
Class 11 More than $100,000 and not more than $1,000,000 $594.40
Class 12 More than $1,000,000 and not more than $5,000,000 $1,311.08
Class 13 More than $5,000,000 and not more than $15,000,000 $3,341.72
Class 14 More than $15,000,000 and not more than $50,000,000 $9,854.48
Class 15 More than $50,000,000
$22,149.08
Reg 12 SUBDIVISION S57A Fee
Class 16 To subdivide an existing building (other than a class 9 permit) $506.24
Class 17 To subdivide land into two lots (other than a class 9 or class 16 permit) $506.24
Class 18 To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots (other than a class 9 permit) $506.24
Class 19 To subdivide land (other than a class 9, class 16, class 17 or class 18 permit) $506.24
per 100 lots created

Class 20
To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.
$506.24
Class 21 A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation $506.24

Planning schedule of permit amendment fees (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.

Reg 11 Type of Permit Amendment Fee
Class 1 Use only/reduction of car parking/loading bay requirements/liquor licence $1,265.60
Class 2 Application to amend a permit (other than a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot, use & develop land for a single dwelling per lot, or to undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot) to: To change the statement of what the permit allows or
To change any or all of the conditions
$1,265.60
Reg 11 SINGLE DWELLINGS
To develop land for a single dwelling per lot or use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot and undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot included in the application (other than a class 7 or 8 permit or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land) if the cost of development is:
Fee
Class 3 Amendment to a Class 2 permit - Less than $10,000 $192.00
Class 4 Amendment to a Class 3 permit - More than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 $604.40
Class 5 Amendment to a Class 4 permit - More than $100,000 and not more than $500,000 $1,237.10
Class 6 Amendment to a Class 5 or Class 6 permit - More than $500,000 and not more than $2,000,000 $1,336.70
Reg 11 VICSMART
Applications which meet the VicSmart criteria
Fee
Class 7 Amendment to a Class 7 permit - Less than $10,000 $192.00
Class 8 Amendment to a Class 8 permit - More than $10,000 $412.40
Class 9 Amendment to a Class 9 permit - Subdivide or consolidate land $192.00
Reg 11 OTHER DEVELOPMENT
To develop land (incl single dwelling per lot) if the estimated cost of development is:
Fee
Class 10 Amendment to a Class 10 permit - Less than $100,000 $1,102.10
Class 11 Amendment to a Class 11 permit - More than $100,000 and not more than $1,000,000 $1,486.00
Class 12 Amendment to a Class 12, 13, 14 or 15 permit - More than $1,000,000 $3,277.70
Reg 11 SUBDIVISION Fee
Class 13 Amendment to a Class 16 permit - To subdivide an existing building (other than a class 9 permit) $1,265.60
Class 14 Amendment to a Class 17 permit - To subdivide land into two lots (other than a class 9 or class 16 permit) $1,265.60
Class 15 Amendment to a Class 18 permit - To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots (other than a class 9 permit) $1,265.60
Class 16 Amendment to a Class 19 permit - To subdivide land (other than a class 9, class 16, class 17 or class 18 permit) $1,265.60
per 100 lots created

Class 17
Amendment to a Class 20 permit - To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.
$1,265.60
Class 18 Amendment to a Class 21 permit - A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation $1,265.60
Reg 8 RECERTIFICATION Fee
Reg 8 Recertification of a plan of subdivision $135.10
Reg 12 REVISED PLANS
Amend an application for an amendment to a permit after notice has been given
Fee
Reg 12 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 the 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 amende d class of permit
40% of application fee for that class of application
OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTORY FEES Fee
Reg 16 For an agreement to a proposal to amend or end an agreement under S173 of the Act $632.80
Reg 18 Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public authority or municipal council
Including lodging plans to comply if the first submission to Council was unsatisfactory
$312.80

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.

Reg 12 Type of Permit Amendment S57A Fee
Class 1 Use only/reduction of car parking/loading bay requirements/liquor licence $506.24
Class 2 Application to amend a permit (other than a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot, use & develop land for a single dwelling per lot, or to undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot) to: To change the statement of what the permit allows or
To change any or all of the conditions
$506.24
Reg 12 SINGLE DWELLINGS
To develop land for a single dwelling per lot or use and develop land for a single dwelling per lot and undertake development ancillary to the use of land for a single dwelling per lot included in the application (other than a class 7 or 8 permit or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land) if the cost of development is:
S57A Fee
Class 3 Amendment to a Class 2 permit - Less than $10,000 $76.80
Class 4 Amendment to a Class 3 permit - More than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 $241.76
Class 5 Amendment to a Class 4 permit - More than $100,000 and not more than $500,000 $494.84
Class 6 Amendment to a Class 5 or Class 6 permit - More than $500,000 and not more than $2,000,000 $534.68
Reg 12 OTHER DEVELOPMENT
To develop land (incl single dwelling per lot) if the estimated cost of development is:
S57A Fee
Class 10 Amendment to a Class 10 permit - Less than $100,000 $440.84
Class 11 Amendment to a Class 11 permit - More than $100,000 and not more than $1,000,000 $594.40
Class 12 Amendment to a Class 12, 13, 14 or 15 permit - More than $1,000,000 $1,311.08
Reg 12 SUBDIVISION S57A Fee
Class 13 Amendment to a Class 16 permit - To subdivide an existing building (other than a class 9 permit) $506.24
Class 14 Amendment to a Class 17 permit - To subdivide land into two lots (other than a class 9 or class 16 permit) $506.24
Class 15 Amendment to a Class 18 permit - To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots (other than a class 9 permit) $506.24
Class 16 Amendment to a Class 19 permit - To subdivide land (other than a class 9, class 16, class 17 or class 18 permit) $506.24
per 100 lots created

Class 17
Amendment to a Class 20 permit - To:
a) create, vary or remove a restriction within the meaning of the Subdivision Act 1988; or
b) create or remove a right of way; or
c) create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
d) vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant.
$506.24
Class 18 Amendment to a Class 21 permit - A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation $506.24

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.

Non-statutory planning fees

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The following fees apply to all notices of application for a planning permit:

  • Letters - $5.60 each
  • Notice/sign on site - $60.00 each

Extension of time

The fee to request to extend the commencement and completion time frame for a planning permit is $420.  For assistance to apply for an Extension of Time request, please click here.

Secondary consent

The fee for a request to amend the endorsed plans under Secondary Consent is $500.

Planning property enquiry

The fee for a planning property enquiry is $250.

Re-submission of plans for endorsement

If plans for endorsement are not submitted in line with the condition on the permit, a fee of $175 is required for the re-submission.