Planning Forms, Fees & Checklists

See below for planning forms, fees and checklists, including information about the Metropolitan Planning Levy and fee waivers.

Planning application fees are required to be paid prior to the lodgement of a planning application.

The Shire does not issue invoices for the payment of Planning application fees.

Planning Fees

Planning Application Fees vary depending on the type and cost of the proposed development and are specified in the Planning & Environment (Fees) Regulations 2016

Planning application fees are required to be paid prior to the lodgement of a planning application. Council does not issue invoices for the payment of planning application fees.

For new fees required for 2023/2024 effective 1 July 2023

Planning Services - Fee Schedule - 1 July 2023 

Metropolitan Planning Levy

The Metropolitan Planning Levy is payable to develop land in metropolitan Melbourne when the estimated cost of the development for which the permit is required is more than the current metropolitan planning levy threshold.   

Payment of the levy must be made prior to making a planning permit application for developments valued at over $1,207,000 (current threshold for 2023/2024) within metropolitan council areas, of which the Mornington Peninsula Shire is part of.

The levy rate is set at $1.30 per $1000 (or 0.13% of the whole value of the development) for affected developments. For example, if the estimated cost of development for a planning permit application is $1,800,000, then the MPL payable would be $2,340.00 ($1,800,000 divided by $1,000 = $1,800 then $1,800 x $1.30 = $2,340)

If required, the levy must be paid to the State Revenue Office to receive a levy certificate. Mornington Peninsula Shire, as a responsible authority within the Melbourne metropolitan area are required to check that a valid levy certificate is submitted with a planning permit application. We are unable to accept any applications for development that do not come supplied with a levy certificate (if required). 

Further information, including how to apply for a Metropolitan Planning Levy certificate, can be found on the State Revenue Office website.

Fee Waivers for Not for Profit & Community Organisations

Some not for profit and community organisations may be eligible for a waiver of their planning application fee.  Refer to the below guidelines or contact Planning Services on 5950 1010 to find out more.

Planning Services - Fee waiver process

VicSmart Checklists

VicSmart Checklists can be located on the following page: 

VicSmart - a simpler planning permit process

Planning Certificates

The Minister for Planning is the responsible authority for delivering Mornington Peninsula Shire planning certificates. All applications for planning certificates must be lodged with LANDATA. Planning certificates do not show the locations of zone boundaries or additional site specific controls that may apply to some development requirements. It is therefore important to check the Planning Scheme or contact the Planning Services on 5950 1010.

Further Information 

For further information or assistance with planning forms, fees and checklists contact:

Planning Services Team - 5950 1010 or