VicSmart Application FAQ

Types of VicSmart applications & fees

The table below provides the current VicSmart application fees per checklist. The VicSmart application fees are set by the State government and change from time to time. These fees are payable to your local council to make a planning permit decision when you lodge your application. The methods by which applications and fees can be submitted varies by council. The methods your council accepts (including online submissions and payments), are identified when you start an online application using this Complete VicSmart Guide.

VicSmart fees change from time to time. These are the current VicSmart application fees, updated July 1, 2018.

Checklist Types of VicSmart planning application VicSmart application fees
1 Realign a boundary between two lots $199.90 (+ certification)
2 Subdivide land into lots each containing an existing building or car parking space $199.90 (+ certification)
3 Subdivide land with an approved development into two lots $199.90 (+ certification)
4 Construct a front fence in a residential zone $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
5 Construct a building or works in a zone other than rural $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
6 Construct buildings and works in an overlay $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
7 Remove, destroy or lop one tree $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more*
8 Minor subdivision, minor buildings and works, painting or tree lopping in a Heritage Overlay $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
9 Minor subdivision or buildings and works in a Special Building Overlay $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
10 Display a sign in a commercial, industrial or special purpose zone $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
11 Reduce a car parking requirement   $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
12 Two lot subdivision in a rural zone $199.90 (+ $164.50 for certification)
13 Construct a building or works in a rural zone $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more
14 Extension to one dwelling on a lot in a residential zone $199.90 if the cost of development is less than $10,000; $429.50 if more

Creative Commons License Derived from Applicant's Guide to Lodging a VicSmart Application and from New Fees under the Planning and Environment Act by the State of Victoria

Note:

If you are applying for more than one class of VicSmart application (ie, more than one checklist), then ask your council for the correct fee. Fees for multiple classes of planning application are calculated by adding the highest fee to 50% of the remaining fees. Additional fees may be payable to amend a VicSmart permit equal to those above, or a request to amend the endorsed plans under Secondary Consent - where fees vary between councils.

* In the City of Monash, the fee is $0 for Checklist 7 - Remove, destroy or lop one tree
 

The Complete VicSmart Guide replicates the government's VicSmart application form and checklists online, and provides assistance to get the information requirements for any combination of types of VicSmart planning application and any Victorian local government council.

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