Please note, there is no fee for the tree removal application.
When applying, you must include:
- A current copy of Certificate of Title, including a full copy of any restrictions or covenants.
- Site plan detailing the location of the vegetation to be removed and details of the species and height of any replacement vegetation.
- A statement and any supporting information justifying the vegetation removal – this may include, but is not limited to, an arborist report, photos, or other evidence.
Apply to remove 2 or more trees located within Vegetation Protection Overlay:
Tree Removal Application
If you want to remove only 1 tree, you can do this online via VicSmart Planning Application (you can only lodge 1 VicSmart application to remove a tree within 12 months).
For ‘use only’ applications, such as a new use or a change of use of the property, a request to waive/reduce car parking requirements, requests for a liquor licence:
Change of Use Application
All unit development in residential zones. This includes the development of any dwelling on a site where a dwelling already exists.
Multiple Dwelling Application
Includes, but is not limited to: construction of or extension to one dwelling on a lot with an area less than 500m2, alteration to one dwelling in an Overlay (for example: Heritage Overlay, Significant Landscape Overlay or Special Building Overlay).
Residential Development (One Dwelling) Application
VicSmart is a fast-track process for straightforward planning applications. These applications are generally decided within 10 business days from when all information is received. Not all application types will be eligible for the VicSmart process.
Read more and apply: VicSmart Planning Applications
At this time, you are not able to apply online for a s57A (application to amend a current application) request. This can be lodged by emailing the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit: Planning Application Forms
We are continuing to work on expanding applications that can be received online and plan to make these available soon.
All planning applications have an associated fee UNLESS you are applying to remove a tree(s). If you are applying to remove tree, please mark the cost of development as $0.00 on the online form.
Planning Application fees are set by the State Government and must be paid before an application can be considered. Please ensure you check your application fees and pay the right amount, otherwise Council may be not be able to process your application.
Your application will be taken to have been received on the date the correct application fee is received. If additional fees are required, Council will issue an invoice for the outstanding amount.
When may additional fees be required?
If your application involves a number of permit elements, a combined application fee is likely to apply. The valid application fee is the sum of the highest of the fees which would have applied, if separate applications were made and 50% of each of the other subsequent application fees.
If you require further clarification, please contact Statutory Planning on 9518 3555.
Fees schedule(PDF, 270KB)
Do I need a Planning Permit?
The following is a guide for how to apply for a planning permit, following the residential development guidelines for the City of Monash.