Planning Permit for businesses


If you have a business, you may need to apply for a Planning Permit if you plan to:

  • carry out building works
  • display advertising signage
  • increase operating hours 
  • reduce the number of parking spaces
  • change the use of the building.

The requirement for a Planning Permit is based on the zoning of the land, and specific planning controls on how the land can be used.


For help with your application, contact our Planning team at or on 03 8290 3329.

How to apply

Submit your application for a Planning Permit online (fees apply).

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Your application will need to include:

  • a copy of title and relevant lot plan (available from the Landata website)
  • a description of the proposal
  • floor plans of the existing and proposed layout of the site, including any proposed external building and works and signage
  • elevations of any proposed external building and works and signage.

A member of our Planning team will contact you within 28 days of receipt of your application.