Written planning advice

A planning enquiry can include written planning advice as well as copies of planning related documents such as planning permits and endorsed plans.

Requesting written planning advice

If you apply for written planning advice it is helpful if you give us as much information as you can so that we can provide you with the best advice possible. This includes a certificate of title that is current (less than three months old) and draft/concept plans. If you are proposing a new business, any information about the proposed business including the hours of operation and car parking will assist with our response to your enquiry.

Prior to submitting a request for written planning advice you will need to have registered for our online services. Please allow up to 48 hours for your registration to be processed.

Register online

Once you have registered an account you can use the following link to submit your application (you will be prompted to log in first if you haven't done so):

Request written planning advice.

Any response to a planning enquiry typically takes 10 - 15 business days, depending on the complexity of the enquiry. 

Planning enquiries relating to a residential proposal incur a fee of $148.45, whilst non-residential enquiries incur a fee of $236.65 - see our statutory planning fees page.

Requesting copies of endorsed plans/documents

If you want to receive a copy of endorsed planning permits and plans please get in touch with us by emailing council@mvcc.vic.gov.au with your request including the relevant address and or planning permit you want to receive.

Please note that if you are not the nominated owner and or applicant endorsed plans cannot be sent or distributed to a third party without the written consent from the owner and or applicant 60 days after the issuing of permit or refusal.



Last updated: Thursday, 25 April 2019, 3:47 PM