VicSmart Applications

VicSmart is a fast-track process for eligible straightforward planning permit 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.

* If an application is submitted without all required information, the 10 business day period will be extended.

More information:Applicant’s Guide to Lodging a VicSmart Application(PDF, 362KB)


Not all applications are eligible for VicSmart. Eligibility depends on a range of factors including:

  • The type and scale of development that you want a permit for,
  • The planning zone and overlays for your property (you can check these at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning); and
  • Any restrictions on the title for your property (you can purchase a current copy of your title from Landata).

To check if your application qualifies for VicSmart:


Application for a VicSmart Planning Permit(PDF, 594KB)

Complete the application form and email to You can also submit by post or in person.

Don't forget to attach:

  • a complete and current copy of title documents (available from Landata); and
  • supporting documents such as plans (see below for checklists of required information).


Application fees are within Class 7 - Class 10 of the Fee Schedule(DOCX, 138KB)  / Fee Schedule(PDF, 185KB) . Call (03) 5422 0333 to pay over the phone.

VicSmart checklists

These checklists specify the information required to be submitted with different types of VicSmart applications. If you do not submit all required information with your application the Planning Officer may contact you to request further information. This will extend the processing time for your application.