Planning Application Forms and Requests

All planning applications can be lodged through Council's Greenlight Portal. Choose one of the following types of applications or requests. See the Fact Sheets and Checklists page first to make sure you submit all the required information.

A fee is also required for all applications (except for some general enquiries), the Schedule of Fees (1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021)(PDF, 221KB) identifies the fees required for each application type. 

If you are using the Greenlight Portal for the first time, you must first complete a short registration process.

Council has released a third Community Support Package which includes measures to help alleviate financial pressures on local businesses and community organisations that are being impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Included in this package is the waiver of planning application fees until the end of the 2020/21 financial year for the proposals for the following applicants:

  • Existing small businesses impacted by the pandemic

  • New small start-up businesses

  • Community groups

  • Sporting clubs

Applications for large development proposals are not eligible.

Please contact Council’s Planning Department on 1300 179 944 or via email townplanning@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au to check if your planning application (including amendment applications) are eligible for the waiver of its planning application fee. 

For further information on Council’s Community Support Package click here.

Use this link to apply for any of the following:  

  • Amended Permit Application
  • Extension of Time Request
  • Request to Endorse Plans
  • Secondary Consent Request

A Secondary Consent Request can be made where minor modifications to approved plans are proposed, subject to certain requirements. Contact one of Council's Planning Officers on 9932 1000 or townplanning@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au if you are unsure if your proposal is suitable for Secondary Consent. 

Requesting planning approval is different to a planning permit application, and applies only in certain circumstances. Contact one of Council's Planning Officers on 9932 1000 or townplanning@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au if you are unsure if your proposal requires a Plan Approval.