VicSmart application process


VicSmart is a simple, fast track system for straightforward planning applications.

Key features of VicSmart include:

  • A 10 business day permit process
  • Applications are not advertised to the public
  • Information that applicants are required to submit is predetermined.

Does my application qualify for VicSmart?

Not all application types will be eligible for the VicSmart process. To determine whether your application qualifies VicSmart, please contact Council on (03) 5422 0333 or visit the Gisborne Administration Centre at 40 Robertson Street, Gisborne. A planner is always available at the Gisborne Administration Centre to discuss your application from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

For detailed information about VicSmart applications, including VicSmart application types and information requirements, please refer to the VicSmart factsheet (available in (DOCX, 3MB)Word(DOCX, 3MB) or (PDF, 598KB)PDF(PDF, 598KB)).

Applications in a Heritage Overlay  

A number of permit applications within a Heritage Overlay qualify for VicSmart. If you think you have an application that qualifies VicSmart within a Heritage Overlay, please speak to Council’s Heritage Advisor. The Heritage Advisor is located at the Gisborne Council office or can be contacted on 5422 0333. The Heritage Advisor is available once a week on Tuesday mornings.

How do I submit a VicSmart application?

Council strongly recommends that you submit your application electronically via or in person at the Gisborne Council office between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

VicSmart application forms and checklists

VicSmart information provided by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning