Planning fees and charges

A definition of the classes is outlined in Regulation 9 & 11 of the Planning and Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016.

A Metropolitan Planning Levy must be paid for applications exceeding $1,052,000.00 estimated cost of works. Refer to the Victoria State Revenue Office for more information.

Statutory application fees

Change of use only

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
Change of use (including parking dispensation) Class 1 $1,318.10 Class 1 $1,318.10

Single dwelling & associated building works

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
$10,000 or less (excluding class 7) Class 2 $199.90 Class 3 $199.90
$10,001 to $100,000 Class 3 $629.40 Class 4 $629.40
$100,001 to $500,000 Class 4 $1,288.50 Class 5 $1,288.50
$500,001 to $1,000,000 Class 5 $1,392.10 Class 6 $1,392.10
$1,000,001 to $2,000,000 Class 6 $1,495.80 Class 6 $1,392.10
 $2,000,001 to $5,000,000 Class 13   $3,413.70  Class 13  $3,413.70

VicSmart

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
$10,000 or less Class 7 $199.90 Class 7 $199.90
$10,001 or more Class 8 $429.50 Class 8 $429.50
Subdivide or consolidate land Class 9 $199.90 Class 9 $199.90
 VicSmart application Class 10   $199.90  Class 10  $199.90

Other development (including signage)

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
Less than $100,000
(other than classes 2, 3, 7, 8 or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land)
Class 11 $1,147.80 Class 11 $1,147.80
$100,001 - $1,000,000
(other than classes 4, 5, 8 or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land)
Class 12 $1,547.60 Class 12 $1,547.60
$1,000,001 - $5,000,000
(other than classes 6, 8 or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land)
Class 13 $3,413.70 Class 13 $3,413.70
$5,000,001 - $15,000,000
(other than class 8 or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land)
Class 14 $8,700.90 Class 13 $3,413.70
$15,000,001 - $50,000,000
(other than class 8 or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land)
Class 15 $25,658.30 Class 13 $3,413.70
More than $50,000,000
(other than class 8 or a permit to subdivide or consolidate land)
Class 16 $57,670.10 Class 13 $3,413.70

Subdivision

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
To subdivide an existing building (other then class 9) Class 17 $1,318.10 Class 14 $1,318.10
 To subdivide land into two lots Class 18  $1,318.10   Class 15  $1,318.10
To effect a realignment of a common boundary between lots or to consolidate two or more lots (other then class 9) Class 19

$1,318.10

 Class 16

$1,318.10
To subdivide land (other than classes 9, 16, 17 or 18 Class 20 $1,318.10
per 100 lots
Class 17 $1,318.10
per 100 lots
To:
  • create, vary or remove a 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.
Class 21 $1,318.10 Class 18 $1,318.10

Other

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
A permit not otherwise provided for in the regulation Class 22 $1,318.10 Class 19 $1,318.10
Building information under 51(2) of the Building Regulations 2018 $47.20

Application under Section 72

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit Fee
Amend a permit to:
(other than a permit to develop land for a single dwelling per lot, 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)
  • change the statement of what the permit allows; or,
  • change any or all of the conditions which apply to the permit.
Class 2 $1,318.10

Combined permit applications (Regulations 10 & 13)

The fee for an application that is for more than one class of application is the sum of the highest of the fees that would have applied if separate applications were made, and 50% of other applicable fees that would have applied if separate applications were made. This also applies to combined applications to amend a permit.

Subdivision

Application type Fee
Certification of a plan, Regulation 6 $174.80
Alteration of plan under section 10(2) of the Act, Regulation 7 $111.10
Amendment of certified plan under section 11(1) of the Act, Regulation 8 $140.70
Public open space contribution 5% of site value
Checking of engineering plans (regulation 9) 0.75% of estimated cost
Engineering plan prepared by Council (regulation 10) 3.5% of cost
Supervision of works (regulation 11) 2.5% of estimated cost

Planning infringement penalties

Application type Fee
Individual $825.00
Company $1,650.00
Reminder notice $25.80

Amending an application prior to decision being made

Application type New permit Fee Amendment permit under Section 72 Fee
Amendment lodged before public notification, Section 50 Nil Nil
Amendment lodged after public notification, Section 57A(3)(a) 40% of application fee for that class of permit (Reg. 9) 40% of application fee for that class of permit (Reg. 11), and if an application to amend has the effect of changing the class of that permit to a new class, the applicant must pay an additional fee being the difference between the original class of application and the amended class of permit.

Planning scheme amendments

Application type Fee
Stage 1:
  • considering a request to amend a planning scheme; and
  • taking action required by Division 1 of Part 3 of the Act; and
  • considering any submissions which do not seek a change to the amendment; and
  • if applicable, abandoning the amendment
$3,050.90
Stage 2:
  • considering submissions which seek a change to an amendment, and where necessary, referring the submissions to a panel:
    up tp 10 submissions
    11 to 20 submissions
    more than 20 submissions
  • providing assistance to a panel ; and
  • making a submission to the panel; and
  • considering the panel’s report; and
  • after considering submissions and the report, if applicable, abandoning the amendment.



$15,121.00
$30,212.40
$40,386.90
Stage 3:
  • adopting the amendment or a part of an amendment; and
  • submitting the amendment for approval by the Minister; and
  • giving the notice of the approval of the amendment.
$481.30
(or nil if Minister is the planning authority)
Stage 4:
  • consideration by the Minister of a request to approve an amendment; and
  • giving notice of approval of an amendment.
$481.30
(or nil if Minister is the planning authority)
Regulation 7:
  • requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from the requirements referred to in section 20(4) of the Act.
$3,998.70
Regulation 8:
  • requesting the Minister to prepare an amendment to a planning scheme exempted from certain requirements prescribed under section 20A of the Act.
$962.70

Notes on planning scheme amendments:

Stages 1, 2 and 3 fees are to be paid to the planning authority. Stage 4 fee is to be paid to the Minister.

For a combined permit and planning scheme amendment - under Section 96A(4)(a) - the fee is the sum of the highest of the fees that would have applied if separate applications were made, and 50% of each of the other fees that would have applied if separate applications were made.


Other statutory fees

Application type Fee
Certificate of compliance $325.80
Agreement to a proposal to amend or end an agreement under Section 173 $659.00
Planning certificate for an application not made electronically $22.20
Planning certificate for an application made electronically $7.10
Where a planning scheme specifies that a matter must be done to the satisfaction of a responsible authority, Minister, public authority or municipal council. $325.80
 Sponsorship signage on Council land proposed by community clubs  $198.00

Non-statutory application fees

Vegetation

Application type Fee
Removal $198.00
Pruning $99.00

Condition plan assessment

Application type Fee
First submission (plans submitted for endorsement as required by conditions of a planning permit) Nil
Second & subsequent submissions (plans submitted for endorsement where the first set of plans do not comply with permit conditions) $130.00
per submission

Application for approval under secondary consent

Application type Fee
Single dwelling (including to amend endorsed plans or for consent under a permit condition) $200.00
Other development < $10,000 (including to amend endorsed plans or for consent under a permit condition) $300.00
Other development $10,001-$100,000 (including to amend endorsed plans or for consent under a permit condition)  $620.00
Other development $100,001-$1,000,000 (including to amend endorsed plans or for consent under a permit condition)  $980.00
Other development > $1,000,000 (including to amend endorsed plans or for consent under a permit condition)  $1,500.00

Application for an extension of time to a permit

Application type Fee
First request $370.00
Second & subsequent requests $455.00

Pre-application advice

Application type Fee
Minor, for any proposal which comprises:
  • alterations and extensions to an existing dwelling or commercial building;
  • development of up to three dwellings on a lot;
  • 2 lot subdivision;
  • display advertising signage;
  • reduce or waive the number of car parking spaces required under the Banyule Planning Scheme;
  • change the use of land;
  • he removal of vegetation; or
  • similar small scale applications.
$135.00
Major, for any proposal which comprises:
  • 4 or more dwellings;
  • mixed use developments;
  • new commercial developments;
  • display advertising signage;
  • subdivision of more than 3 lots;
  • matters involving existing use rights or enforcement matters; or
  • other similar applications.
$270.00
each
Optional:
  • pre-application meeting (in addition to written advice); and/or
  • subsequent pre-application advice in writing. (following the initial request)
$135.00
each

Property information request

Application type Fee
Additional property and planning permit trigger information $54.00
Specific planning advice $125.00
Copy of planning permit $130.00
Retrieval of planning file(s) pre-dating 2015 $65.00

Determination carried out to the satisfaction of responsible authority

Application type Fee
Request for consent under Section 173 Agreement (Development Plan Approval) $455.00

Public notification

Application type Fee
Fixed rate for installation (up to 2 signs on site and mail notices up to 12 adjoining properties) $455.00
Per additional property notified $16.00
Per additional sign on site $24.20
Per property notified if no sign on site $16.00
Notice in local paper Cost recovery
plus 10% administration fee

Administration

Application type Fee
A4 black & white photocopying Up to 3 copies free
then 25c per page
A4 colour photocopying $1.10
A3 colour photocopying $1.30
Larger than A3 colour photocopying $5.00
A3 plan folding $4.00
per 10 sheets
Larger than A3 plan folding $4.00
per sheet
A4 and A3 digitisation of hard copy submissions $55.00
per submission
Larger than A3 digitisation of hard copy submissions $110.00
per submission
Preparation of Section 173 Agreement $1,000.00
 Peer review of Section 173 Agreement not prepared by Council  $220.00
Second & subsequent inspection(s) $165.00
Bond or guarantee administration fee $540.00

You may apply for the lopping or removal of trees on a neighbouring property, however prior permission must be sought to access a neighbour's property and to carry out any works.