When you are ready to submit your planning permit application to Nillumbik Shire Council, you will need apply via Council's online services using the:
- standard application process, or
- VicSmart application process.
Not all application types are eligible for the VicSmart process.
VicSmart is a streamlined application process for low-impact and straightforward planning permit applications.
Only certain types of applications are eligible to be fast-tracked under VicSmart. Proposals that may be eligible include:
- minor subdivisions
- small scale buildings and works
- some tree removals and lopping
- small advertising signs
- car parking reductions.
For your application to be eligible, you will need to meet very specific criteria set by the Victorian Government. It will also depend on the zone of your property and if any overlays apply.
The Victorian Government's Planning website has more information about what applications are eligible and how the VicSmart process works.
To minimise delays, it is important that you contact us before you apply, to check if your application is eligible.
Tel: 03 9433 3343
Before you submit your application, make sure you have all the required documents ready to go.
You will need to provide different information for different types of permit applications.
Standard permit applications
To find out what information is required for each type of planning application, Council has developed a series of helpful checklists.
View the checklists
VicSmart permit applications
To find out what information is required for a VicSmart planning application, the Victorian Government's Planning website provides a series of helpful checklists.
View the VicSmart checklists
The fees and charges that apply for permits and other activities relating to planning are detailed in our fee schedule.
View the Statutory Planning Fee Schedule.
The Victorian Government's Planning website has more information about fees for planning and subdivision.
If your application is eligible for VicSmart, you can submit your application for a planning permit via Council's online services.
You can submit your standard application for a planning permit via Council's online services.
Other types of planning applications and requests include miscellaneous consent, amendments or requests for an extension of time
After you submit your application and it is received by Council, it will be assigned to a Council Planner who will begin the assessment process.