Changing the use of your land

For planning permit applications to change how you use your land.

All land has a zoning that is prescribed in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme such as, Residential Zone or Commercial Zone. This zoning specifies uses that are permitted in that area, and uses that may be permitted in that area but would require a planning permit.

To find out what zoning applies to your property and what uses are allowed, visit:

We require certain information in order to properly assess your application to change the use of your property against the planning controls contained in the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme.

To ensure that your application can be processed quickly and efficiently, it is important that all the relevant information is included – the Changing land use guide (pdf, 602kb) will help you do this.

Note: when you change the use of a property, Clause 52.06 of the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme sets out a specific number of car spaces that must be provided. However, we understand that this may not always be possible, so if you want to reduce or waive the number of required parking spaces, you can apply for a car parking planning permit.

Similarly, if your change of use proposal includes conducting building works to your property, you may also need a permit for building and works.


How to apply for a planning permit to change the use of your property

To apply for a permit follow these four steps:

Step 1 - complete an application for a planning permit form (pdf, 296kb)

Step 2 - refer to the fee schedule

Note: Online applications lodged can be paid via credit card. Cheque or money orders must be made payable to the ‘City of Moonee Valley’.

Step 3 - prepare your application:

Note: Make sure to include all information described in the changing land use guide (pdf, 602kb), such as plans and a written submission.

Step 4 - lodge your completed application online or:


By post: Moonee Valley City Council
Statutory Planning unit
PO Box 126
Moonee Valley, VIC 3039
In person: At the Civic Centre
Last updated: Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 6:41 AM