Planning fees

Planning fees are regulated under the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 and are GST free.

The Regulations set fees in fee units. For ease those fee units have converted to a dollar value on the basis of the value of a fee unit as it is set for the 2021-2022 financial year. A fee unit value is adjusted each year by the Treasurer's amount and is published in the Government Gazette. In accordance with the Monetary Units Act 2004, the current value of a fee unit for the 2021-2022 financial year is: $15.03.

For combined permit applications (where more than one fee applies) the amount payable will be 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.

Class Statutory Planning Fees Fee
1 Use of the land (including sale and consumption of liquor)
 $1,337.70
Single dwelling
2 Up to $10,000 $202.90
3 More than $10,000 and up to $100,000  $638.80
4 More than $100,000 and up to $500,000  $1,307.60
5 More than $500,000 and up to $1 million  $1,412.80
6 More than $1 million and up to $2 million  $1,518.00
For use and development of a single dwelling exceeding $2 million, see development fees below
VicSmart applications
7 $10,000 or less
$202.90
8 More than $10,000
$435.90
9 Application to subdivide or consolidate land (as permitted by VicSmart regulations)
$202.90
10 VicSmart other than above
$202.90
Development applications
Includes Signage, Removal of Native Vegetation and Single Dwellings over $2,000,000.00 (other than VicSmart)
11 Up to $100,000
$1,164.80
12 More than $100,000 and up to $1 million
$1,570.60
13 More than $1 million and up to $5 million
$3,464.40
14 More than $5 million and up to $15 million
$8,830.10
15 More than $15 million and up to $50 million
$26,039.50
16 More than $50 million
$58,526.50
Subdivision applications
17 Subdivide an existing building  $1,337.70
18  Two lot subdivision   $1,337.70
19  Realignment of a common boundary or consolidate lots  $1,337.70
20 Subdivide land   $1,337.70
21
  1. Create, vary or remove restriction within the meaning of the subdivision act 1988 or
  2. Create or remove a right of way; or
  3. Create, vary or remove an easement other than a right of way; or
  4. Vary or remove a condition in the nature of an easement (other than right of way) in a Crown grant
  $1,337.70
22 A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulations   $1,337.70
Regulation Subdivision (Fees) Regulations 2016
6 Certification of a plan of subdivision  $177.40
7 Alternation of a plan under Section 10(2) of the Subdivision Act $112.70 
8 Amendment of certified plan  $142.80
9 Checking of engineering plans; percentage of the estimated cost of construction of the works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)  0.75%
10 Engineering plan prepared by council; percentage of the cost of works proposed in the engineering plan (maximum fee)  3.5%
11  Supervision of works; percentage of the estimated cost of construction of the works (maximum fee)  2.5%
Miscellaneous fees
Permit application other than use, development or subdivision (A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation, includes reduction of car parking, access to road zone category 1, waiver of loading bay requirement)
 $1,337.70
Certificate of compliance
$330.70
Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public authority or municipal council
$330.70
Amend or end a Section 173 agreement
$668.80
Amendments to permits under Section 72 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987
Class Statutory Planning Amendment Fees Fee
1 Amendment to a permit to change the use of land allowed by the permit or allow a new use of land
$1,337.70
2 Amendment to a permit (other than a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot or to use and 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 change the statement of what the permit allows or to change any or all of the conditions which apply to the permit.
$1,337.70
Amendment to single dwelling
To amend a permit 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 if the estimated additional cost of the development is:
3 Up to $10,000  $202.90
4 More than $10,000 and up to $100,000  $638.80
5 More than $100,000 and up to $500,000  $1,307.60
6 More than $500,000 and up to $2 million  $1,412.80
For amendment of a single dwelling permit exceeding $2 million additional cost, see development fees
Amendment to a VicSmart application
7 $10,000 or less
$202.90
8 More than $10,000
$435.90
9 Application to subdivide or consolidate land (as permitted by VicSmart regulations)
$202.90
10 VicSmart other than above $202.90
Development applications
To amend a permit to develop land if the estimated additional cost of development is:
11 Up to $100,000
$1,164.80
12 More than $100,000 and up to $1 million
$1,570.60
13 More than $1 million
$3,464.40
Subdivision applications
14 Subdivide an existing building
$1,337.70
15 Subdivide land into two (2) lots
$1,337.70
16 Realignment of a common boundary between lots or consolidate two (2) or more lots
$1,337.70
17 Subdivide land
$1,337.70
18
  •  Create, vary or remove restriction within the meaning of the subdivision act 1988 or
  • Create or remove a right of way; 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
$1,337.70
19 A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulations
$1,337.70
City of Greater Geelong planning and administration fees
Request Secondary Consent
$450.00
Liquor Licensing (llv applications only)
$250.00
Withdrawal of Application - Prior to Further Information  50% Refund
Withdrawal of Application - After Further Information  Nil
Demolition Certificate (Section 29a)
$86.40
Request for extension of time to planning permit
The owner or occupier may request an extension of time in the following circumstances:
  • before the permit expires or within six months afterwards, where the use or development allowed by the permit has not yet started;
  • within 12 months after the permit expiry date, where the development allowed by the permit has lawfully started beforethe permit expired.
first request
$300.00
second request
$350.00
third (or additional) requests
$500.00
Advertising material
Advertising package (1 sign and up to 10 letters)
$150.00
Additional Notice
$50.00
Additional Letters  $5.00
Newspaper POA
Planning information request
Residential $165.00
Commercial/industrial/other $240.00
Copies of approved planning permits and endorsed plans
$150.00
List of planning permits
$30.00

Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016 are current as at 1 July 2021.





Page last updated: Wednesday, 27 April 2022

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