This area of our website relates to Statutory Planning. If you're looking for information on Strategic Planning, please use this link.

Do I need a planning or building permit?

Planning and building permits are different.

A planning permit is a legal document that gives permission for use, development or subdivision of land. Depending on the Ballarat Planning Scheme, a planning permit may be required for:

  • development
  • land use
  • advertising signs
  • removing trees

A building permit relates to the method of construction to ensure your project is safe and meets building regulations. A building permit will be required for most commercial, industrial and residential development. Building permits can be obtained from a private building surveyor.

Before construction or activity can start, a proposed development may require a planning permit, building permit or both.


Advertised Planning Applications

View currently advertised planning applications in Ballarat.

To view advertised applications in person, visit the Statutory Planning Counter located at the Customer Service Centre.


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