I want to lodge a VicSmart application
Are you ready to lodge and pay for your application and have already registered?
Before you lodge an application, you will need to register your details on Council's portal. Please note, you need to select applicant as your customer type. We should approve your registration within one business day. You will only need to register once. You will then have access to lodge any future applications and other requests online.
VicSmart is a fast tracked process for simple planning permit applications, but only applies to particular types of applications. The application types, outlined below, are determined and set by the Victorian Government and are the same across all 79 Councils in Victoria.
To minimise delays, it is important that you confirm your application does qualify as a VicSmart before you apply. If it is lodged under VicSmart, but does not qualify, there may be an additional fee to be paid, and there may be time delays in lodging and assessing your application.
If you are unsure, contact Planning Services on 9433 3343 and we are available to help you determine if your application qualifies as a VicSmart or not.
To be classed as a VicSmart application a proposal must be one of the stated application types, must meet all the criteria and be located in the specified zone or overlay.
If you lodge an application as a VicSmart, Planning Services will review your application to ensure it qualifies.
For more information visit: www.planning.vic.gov.au/vicsmart
||I want to apply online for a VicSmart application to:
|11AVS - VicSmart amendment
||Amend an existing VicSmart permit
Change the conditions or plans of an existing VicSmart permit.
Change plans of an existing permit which meet VicSmart criteria
|VS02 - Remove, destroy or lop a tree
||Remove, destroy or lop one tree
To be used when you will provide a report from a qualified arborist
|VSFP - Fast track tree VicSmart application
||Remove, destroy or lop one tree
||To be used where you wish to use Council's arborist to provide the assessment
|VS01 - Build a fence
||Build a new fence in an overlay
||A permit is required under a zone or the Environmental Significance Overlay, Significant Landscape Overlay or Design and Development Overlay
|VS03 - Commercial/industrial buildings and works
||Carry out buildings or works within an Industrial, Commercial or Activity Centre Zone
||The cost of the buildings or works are up to $1M in an Industrial Zone and $500,000 in a Commercial or Activity Centre Zone. Certain criteria must be met
|VS04 - Heritage Overlay
||Carry out minor buildings and works in a heritage overlay
||Buildings and works which are identified as VicSmart under the heritage overlay
|VS05 - Special Building Overlay
||Carry out buildings and works in a Special Building Overlay
||Provide Melbourne Water consent and endorsed plans with your application
|VS06 - Signage
||Put up a sign
||Display a sign in a Commercial, Industrial or Activity Centre Zone. Certain criteria must be met
|VS07 - Subdivision
||Subdivide land into lots each containing an existing building or subdivide land with an approved development into two lots. For rural land each lot must meet the minimum lot size
|VS08 - Re-align the boundary
||Realign the boundary
||Realign a boundary between two lots where the area of either lot is reduced by less than 15 percent and the general direction of the common boundary does not change. For rural land each lot must meet the minimum lot size
|VS09 - Car parking reduction
||Reduce car parking requirements
||Reduce a car parking requirement by no more than 10 car parking spaces
|VS10 - Buildings and works in an Overlay
||Build a carport, garage, pergola, verandah, deck, shed, rainwater tank, pool or similar structure
||The buildings or works must be associated with a dwelling. The land will be in an Environmental Significance Overlay, Significant Landscape Overlay or Design and Development Overlay. Certain criteria must be met
|VS11 - Buildings and works in a zone
||To do buildings and works in a zone
||Construct buildings and/or works in a Rural Conservation Zone or Green Wedge Zone with a cost of up to $250,000 which meet certain criteria or minor buildings and works in other zones which meet certain criteria