Do I need a Planning Permit?

Many small second dwellings won’t require a planning permit, though some will.

Provided the proposed building meets the criteria outlined in the “key characteristics” document and your checklist, in most zones under the Baw Baw Planning Scheme a planning permit may not be required, noting that certain overlays can trigger the requirement for a permit.

Planning permit requirements are generally set out in the zones and overlays that apply to the land. To find out which zones and overlays to your land, you can enter your address and receive a planning property report at or speak with Councils planning department on 5624 2411.

If you would like written confirmation if a planning permit is required, please submit an application for written advice.