Planning Application Forms and Requests


Council is updating the Hobsons Bay Planning Scheme to align with Victorian Government requirements through Amendment C131 including the introduction of new residential zones.

For further information on the new zones please visit Council’s website. Find out how your property or proposed development is affected by the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay by viewing the interactive map.

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 2021 - 30 June 2022)(PDF, 232KB) 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.

If you have lodged a planning permit application or other request, you can keep track of its progress as well as respond to requests for further information at the My Applications page. If the application does not appear on your My Applications list, please contact Town Planning on 1300 179 944.


Use this link to apply for any of the following:  

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

Secondary Consent may be sought for some alterations to endorsed plans that form part of a Planning Permit.

Contact one of Council's Planning Officers on 1300 179 944 or if you are unsure if your proposal is suitable for Secondary Consent. 

We are here to help.

Click here to lodge a pre-application meeting request or general planning enquiry.

If you have a planning question that is general in nature, or it’s early days and you don’t have any plans, you can: 

  • contact Council on 1300 179 944 and ask to speak with a planning officer
  • visit the Hobsons Bay Civic Centre between 8.30am and 5pm to speak with a planning officer
  • send an email to A response to a general enquiry takes five to seven business days, depending on the complexity of the enquiry and may require a fee.


Requesting planning approval is different to a planning permit application, and applies only in certain circumstances. Contact one of Council's Planning Officers on 1300 179 944 or if you are unsure if your proposal requires a Plan Approval.  

Copies of relevant application forms and requests can be found below. There is no need to include a completed form if lodging through the above portal.

Application for a Planning Permit(PDF, 496KB)

Amend a Planning Permit(PDF, 241KB)

(PDF, 180KB)Declaration for amendment to a Planning Permit Application(PDF, 180KB)

More Information Extension of Time Request(PDF, 134KB)

Supporting or objecting to a planning permit application fact sheet(PDF, 346KB)

Planning Approval(PDF, 567KB)

Request to Endorse Plans(PDF, 187KB)

Landscaping Bond Return Request(PDF, 150KB)

 To apply for any of the following please refer to the panel 'Lodge an Amendment or Other Request to an Existing Permit' above:

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

Please lodge a request of demolition consent (Form A) online through Greenlight:

 Lodge Form A online