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VicSmart Planning Applications

VicSmart is a streamlined assessment process for straightforward planning permit applications. Classes of application are identified in the planning scheme as being VicSmart and have specified requirements for information, assessment processes and decision guidelines.

Key features of VicSmart include:

  • a 10 day permit process

  • applications are not advertised

  • information to be submitted with an application and what council can consider is pre-set

  • the Chief Executive Officer of the council or delegate decides the application.


To be classed as a VicSmart application a proposal must:

  • be one of the state application types

  • meet all the criteria

  • and be located in the specified zone or overlay.

Where a proposal falls into more than one class of VicSmart application the requirements of each class need to be met. 

Identify whether your proposal is eligible for a VicSmart application.

 A range of guides and checklists are available on this page.