Satellite dishes

If you are planning to erect a satellite dish in a residential zone you must be aware of the following conditions:

  • You can install a dish with a diameter of up to 1.2m without a planning permit.
  • A dish with a diameter of between 1.2m and 2.4m may be installed without a planning permit provided that the dish is not visible from outside the property, or is not attached to a structure or building protected by a Heritage Overlay and there is setback criteria including, locations opposite existing habitable room windows.
  • You will need to apply for a planning permit if the satellite dish you require does not comply with the above. As part of the planning process, your neighbours will be notified and a sign may be erected on your property. Affected residents can object to the proposal, and we must consider any objections.

For more information, see the Responding to a Planning Permit Application (pdf, 419kb) guide.

We require certain information in order to properly assess your application against the planning controls 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 satellite dish guide (pdf, 341kb) will help you do this.

How to apply for a planning permit to erect a satellite dish

To apply for a permit follow these four steps:

Step 1 - complete an application for planning permit form (pdf, 295kb)

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

Make sure to include all information described in the satellite dish guide (pdf, 341kb), 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: Friday, 19 May 2017, 1:09 PM