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VicSmart planning applications

Some low-impact works to your property may be eligible for a simple and fast planning permit assessment process, known as VicSmart. The types of works that may be covered under this process include some types of subdivision, building a front fence or waiving car parking.

How are VicSmart permits different to other planning permits?

Applications made through the VicSmart permit process do not need to be publicly advertised and planning decisions must be made within 10 business days.

What types of work can be covered by VicSmart permits?

VicSmart may be used for:

  • minor subdivision
  • buildings and works
  • tree removal and lopping
  • small advertising signs
  • car parking and loading bay waivers.

Speak to us to see if you could use this fast-track process.

Applicants who undertake this process will still have a right of review at VCAT if their application is refused.

You can read more about VicSmart at www.planning.vic.gov.au

How can I apply for a VicSmart permit?


Lodge and pay by credit card online

Or you can fill out the paper form:

VicSmart application form (PDF, 248.10KB)

and send it to us with your documents.


The Planning Department
PO Box 27
Sandringham VIC 3191

In person

76 Royal Avenue
Sandringham VIC 3191

Monday–Friday, 8.30am–5pm