Do I need a permit?

Overview

It is important that you don’t confuse planning permits with building permits:

  • Planning Permits give you permission to build, develop or use your property for a particular purpose.
  • Building Permits give you permission to build a type of structure.

In some cases you may need both. In other cases you may only need a planning permit and not a building permit.

When is a planning permit required?

You need a planning permit if you want to:

If you are unsure if a permit is required, contact our Planning department on (03) 5422 0333.

If you are ready to apply or would like more information, see: Planning Permit application process

When is a building permit required?

In some cases, a building permit is required if you want to undertake any type of building works on your property. This includes additions, alterations and demolition works. The table below lists common types of works and outlines if you need to apply for a permit before you begin.

You need a building permit if you want to:

If you are unsure if a permit is required, contact our Building department on (03) 5422 0333.

If you are ready to apply or would like more information, see: Building Permit application process