Planning Fees and Levies

Statutory Planning fees are regulated by the Planning and Environment Act 1987 (the Act) and vary according to the classification of each application.

Click here to download the latest schedule of fees for planning permit applications and applications to amend a permit.(PDF, 220KB)

To request hard copies of these documents, email the Planning Department or phone 5624 2411.

Development Contributions Plan Levy (DCP)

Development contributions are payments or in-kind works, facilities or services provided by developers towards the supply of infrastructure required to meet the future needs of the community.

The Development Contributions Plan Levy (DCP Levy) has 2 components:

  1. Development Infrastructure Levy – this levy needs to be paid prior to obtaining a Statement of Compliance  for a subdivision. Different levies apply to different areas of the Shire. For more details please please email Council's Planning Team at planning@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au or call 1300 229 229.

  2. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – this levy needs to be paid prior to obtaining a building permit for a dwelling.

To start your CIL payment process, fill out this online application form and make payment

Current Levy Amounts for New Dwellings

Location Levy Amount
Warragul $1056.00
Drouin $1,185.00
Other areas $1021.00

The current levy amounts for New Dwellings for 2021/22 are shown in the table above. This levy does not apply to replacement dwellings or house extensions.

For a more detailed breakdown of charge rates and levies by areas (including maps), view the attached document DCP 01 Charge Rates and Levies 2021/22 with Maps.(PDF, 2MB)

For more information, email the Planning Department or call 5624 2411.

Industrial or Commercial Developments in Warragul and Drouin

For assistance in calculating the applicable levy amount for industrial and commercial developments or residential subdivisions, email the Planning Team or call 5624 2411.