A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for a use,development or subdivision on a particular piece of land.
To obtain a permit within the City of Greater Geelong, you must make an application to council.
If the council agrees with the proposal, it may grant a planning permit or a notice of decision, depending
upon whether there are objections to the application.
It is important not to confuse planning permits with building permits.
Building permits relate to the method of construction of a building or development.
If you have a planning permit you may still need to get a building permit.
1. First Steps
Before you make a planning application there are a number of steps to follow.
Learn about the planning process and find out how to determine whether you need to make an application.
Read more about the Planning Process
2. Preparing to Apply
Applying for a Planning Permit is a process that may take time due to the stages involved.
Find information and resources to assist you in preparing to make an application.
Read more about Preparing to Apply
If you have followed the previous steps and have collected all the necessary supporting information, you are ready to apply
for a planning permit.
Apply for a Planning Permit
4. What Happens Next?
After an application has been lodged, the process can involve a number of
different people including the public, the applicant and other authorities
Read more on What Happens Next
More information on Planning Permits
Having Your Say - Current Planning Applications
If you are affected by a planning permit application, you can influence what is proposed and what gets approved: any person
inspect the plans and make a submission about an application if they have concerns about it.
There is a lot to consider when subdividing your land.
Some properties have a Heritage Overlay that requires consideration in any development undertaken.
Planning on using your land to sell or consume liquor/alcohol? Find out if you need to pply for a Planning Permit in relation to a Liquor Licence.