Victoria Planning Provisions

Last updated: 4th October 2018 See recent amendments

This is a current copy of the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP). If you are unfamiliar with using Victoria Planning Provisions, we suggest you visit Using Victoria's planning system.

Note:The provisions of the VPP do not apply to any land. You should always consult a current copy of the planning scheme for the planning provisions affecting a particular location.

Individual sections of the Victoria Planning Provisions

The following planning scheme provisions are used specifically for the Victoria Planning Provisions(VPP).

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Last updated: 04/10/2018

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Type Section Clause File name
VPP NA 00 Purpose and Vision (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP NA 01 Purposes of this Planning Scheme (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 10 Planning Policy Framework (PDF 729.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11 Settlement (PDF 791.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01 Victoria (PDF 1.3 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Great South Coast (PDF 1.5 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Geelong G21 (PDF 1.3 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Hume (PDF 1.5 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 1.5 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 1.3 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 1.5 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 1.3 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Gippsland (PDF 1.5 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Settlement - Central Highlands (PDF 1.6 MB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.01-1R Green wedges - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 836.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.02 Managing Growth (PDF 840.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.03 Planning for Places (PDF 837.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.03-1R Activity centres - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 791.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.03-2S Growth areas (PDF 847.3 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.03-5R The Great Ocean Road region (PDF 836.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 11.03-6S Regional and local places (PDF 790.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12 Environmental and Landscape Values (PDF 791.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.01 Biodiversity (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.01-1R Protection of biodiversity - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.01-2S Native vegetation management (PDF 836.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.02 Coastal areas (PDF 841.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.03 Water Bodies and Wetlands (PDF 836.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.03-1R Yarra River protection (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.03-1R High value water body assets - Gippsland (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.04 Alpine Areas (PDF 840.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.05 Significant Environments and Landscapes (PDF 791.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 12.05-2R Landscapes - Central Highlands (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13 Environmental Risks and Amenity (PDF 790.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.01 Climate Change Impacts (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.02 Bushfire (PDF 845.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.03 Floodplains (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.04 Soil Degradation (PDF 840.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.05 Noise (PDF 836.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.06 Air Quality (PDF 836.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 13.07 Amenity (PDF 791.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14 Natural Resource Management (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01 Agriculture (PDF 792.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-1R Protection of agricultural land - Gippsland (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-1R Protection of agricultural land - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-2R Agricultural productivity - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-2R Agricultural productivity - Hume (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-2R Agricultural productivity - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-2R Agricultural productivity - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-2S Sustainable agricultural land use (PDF 829.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.01-3S Forestry and timber production (PDF 836.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.02 Water (PDF 842.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.03 Earth and Energy Resources (PDF 840.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.03-1R Resource exploration and extraction - Great South Coast (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 14.03-1R Resource exploration and extraction - Hume (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15 Built Environment and Heritage (PDF 791.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.01 Built Environment (PDF 836.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.01-1R Urban design - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.01-2S Building design (PDF 841.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.01-4R Healthy neighbourhoods - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.01-5S Neighbourhood character (PDF 791.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.02 Sustainable Development (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 15.03 Heritage (PDF 836.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16 Housing (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01 Residential Development (PDF 836.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-1R Integrated housing - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-2R Housing opportunity areas - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 791.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-2R Location of residential development - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-2S Location of residential development (PDF 791.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-3R Housing diversity - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-3R Housing diversity - Great South Coast (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-3S Housing diversity (PDF 791.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-4S Housing affordability (PDF 831.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-5R Rural residential development - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-5R Rural residential development - Great South Coast (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 16.01-6S Crisis accommodation and community care units (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17 Economic Development (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01 Employment (PDF 790.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-02S Innovation and Research (PDF 151.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Hume (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Central Highlands (PDF 790.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Great South Coast (PDF 790.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Gippsland (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 792.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-1R Diversified economy - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-2R Innovation and Research - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-2R Innovation and Research - Great South Coast (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.01-2R Innovation and Research - Gippsland (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.02 Commercial (PDF 791.3 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.02-1R Commercial centres - Gippsland (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.02-1R Business - Great South Coast (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.02-2S Out-of-centre development (PDF 791.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.03 Industry (PDF 836.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.03-1R Industrial land supply - Gippsland (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.03-1R Industrial land supply - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.03-1R Industrial land supply - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.03-2S Industrial development siting (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04 Tourism (PDF 836.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism - Great South Coast (PDF 790.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism in Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 791.3 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism - Hume (PDF 790.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 791.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism - Gippsland (PDF 790.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-1R Tourism - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 17.04-2S Coastal and maritime tourism and recreation (PDF 836.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18 Transport (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01 Integrated Transport (PDF 841.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01-2R Transport system - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01-2R Transport system - Central Highlands (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01-2R Transport system - Gippsland (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01-2R Transport links - Great South Coast (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.01-2R Transport links - Hume (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02 Movement networks (PDF 836.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02-1R Sustainable personal transport - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02-2R Principal Public Transport Network (PDF 791.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02-2R Public Transport - Great South Coast (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02-2S Public Transport (PDF 836.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.02-3S Road system (PDF 840.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.03 Ports (PDF 836.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.03-1R Planning for ports - Great South Coast (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.03-2S Planning for port environs (PDF 836.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.04 Airports (PDF 840.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.04-1R Bendigo Airport - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.04-1R Melbourne Airport (PDF 835.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05 Freight (PDF 836.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05-1R Freight links - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05-1R Freight links - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05-1R Freight links - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05-1R Freight links - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 18.05-1R Freight links - Gippsland (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19 Infrastructure (PDF 791.3 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01 Energy (PDF 790.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-1R Energy supply – Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-1R Energy supply – Gippsland (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2R Renewable energy - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2R Renewable energy - Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2R Renewable energy - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2R Renewable energy - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2R Renewable energy - Great South Coast (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2R Renewable energy - Hume (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-2S Renewable energy (PDF 194.7 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.01-3S Pipeline infrastructure (PDF 835.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02 Community Infrastructure (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-1R Health facilities - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-1R Health facilities - Great South Coast (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-2R Education facilities - Loddon Mallee North (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-2R Education precincts - Geelong G21 (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-2R Education precincts - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-2R Health precincts - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 791.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-2R Education precincts - Great South Coast (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-2S Education facilities (PDF 791.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-3R Cultural facilities - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-3S Cultural Facilities (PDF 790.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-4R Social and cultural infrastructure – Wimmera Southern Mallee (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-4S Social and cultural infrastructure (PDF 791.1 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-5S Emergency services (PDF 795.8 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.02-6R Open space - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 837.2 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03 Development Infrastructure (PDF 840.9 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03-3R Water supply, sewerage and drainage - Hume (PDF 790.4 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03-3R Water supply - Loddon Mallee South (PDF 790.5 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03-4S Stormwater (PDF 839.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03-5R Telecommunications - Metropolitan Melbourne (PDF 790.6 KB)
VPP 10 Planning Policy Framework 19.03-6S Waste and resource recovery (PDF 836.1 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23 Operation of the Local Planning Policy Framework (Transitional) (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23.01 Relation to the Planning Policy Framework (PDF 787.5 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23.02 Operation of the Municipal Strategic Statement (PDF 787.8 KB)
VPP 20 Local Planning Policy Framework 23.03 Operation of the Local Planning Policies (PDF 787.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 30 Zones (PDF 786.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 31 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32 Residential Zones (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.03 Low Density Res Zone (PDF 939.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.04 Mixed Use Zone (PDF 361.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.05 Township Zone (PDF 369.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.07 Residential Growth Zone (PDF 319.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.08 General Residential Zone (PDF 334.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 32.09 Neighbourhood Residential Zone (PDF 330.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33 Industrial Zones (PDF 726.5 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33.01 Industrial 1 Zone (PDF 947.4 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33.02 Industrial 2 Zone (PDF 943.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 33.03 Industrial 3 Zone (PDF 946.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34 Commercial Zones (PDF 726.5 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34.01 Commercial 1 Zone (PDF 342.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34.02 Commercial 2 Zone (PDF 946.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 34.03 Commercial 3 Zone (PDF 303.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35 Rural Zones (PDF 726.5 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.03 Rural Living Zone (PDF 942.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.04 Green Wedge Zone (PDF 950.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.05 Green Wedge A Zone (PDF 950.2 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.06 Rural Conservation Zone (PDF 943.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.07 Farming Zone (PDF 981.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 35.08 Rural Activity Zone (PDF 317.9 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36 Public Land Zones (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.01 Public Use Zone (PDF 886.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.02 Public Park and Recreational Zone (PDF 967.1 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.03 Public Conservation and Resource Zone (PDF 970.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 36.04 Road Zone (PDF 886.9 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37 Special Purpose Zone (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.01 Special Use Zone (PDF 893.0 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.02 Comprehensive Development Zone (PDF 894.3 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.03 Urban Floodway Zone (PDF 931.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.04 Capital City Zone (PDF 893.8 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.05 Docklands Zone (PDF 943.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.06 Priority Development Zone (PDF 891.5 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.07 Urban Growth Zone (PDF 951.7 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.08 Activity Centre Zone (PDF 948.4 KB)
VPP 30 Zones 37.09 Port Zone (PDF 946.0 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 40 Overlays (PDF 786.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 41 [No Content] (PDF 726.5 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42 Environmental and Landscape Overlays (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42.01 Environmental Significance Overlay (PDF 930.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42.02 Vegetation Protection Overlay (PDF 928.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 42.03 Significant Landscape Overlay (PDF 927.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43 Heritage and Built Form Overlays (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.01 Heritage Overlay (PDF 338.3 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.02 Design and Development Overlay (PDF 891.3 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.03 Incorporated Plan Overlay (PDF 837.5 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.04 Development Plan Overlay (PDF 835.4 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 43.05 Neighbourhood Character Overlay (PDF 931.1 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44 Land Management Overlays (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.01 Erosion Management Overlay (PDF 974.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.02 Salinity Management Overlay (PDF 933.4 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.03 Floodway Overlay (PDF 886.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.04 Land Subject to Inundation Overlay (PDF 885.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.05 Special Building Overlay (PDF 896.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.06 Bushfire Management Overlay (PDF 891.3 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 44.07 State Resource Overlay (PDF 835.3 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45 Other Overlays (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.01 Public Acquisition Overlay (PDF 882.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.02 Airport Environs Overlay (PDF 881.7 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.03 Environmental Audit Overlay (PDF 877.9 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.04 Road Closure Overlay (PDF 834.1 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.05 Restructure Overlay (PDF 881.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.06 Development Contribution Plan Overlay (PDF 835.6 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.07 City Link Project Overlay (PDF 884.1 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.08 Melbourne Airport Environs Overlay (PDF 882.2 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.09 Parking Overlay (PDF 838.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.10 Infrastructure Contributions Plan Overlay (PDF 23.8 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.11 Infrastructure Contributions Overlay (PDF 837.3 KB)
VPP 40 Overlays 45.12 Specific Controls Overlay (PDF 788.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 50 Particular Provisions (PDF 786.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51 Provisions that Apply only to a Specified Area (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.01 Specific Sites and Exclusions (PDF 788.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.02 Metropolitan Green Wedge Land: Core Planning Provisions (PDF 223.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.03 Upper Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Regional Strategy Plan (PDF 831.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.04 Melbourne Airport Environs Strategy Plan (PDF 830.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 51.05 Williamstown Shipyard Site Strategy Plan (PDF 830.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52 Provisions that Require, Enable or Exempt a Permit (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.01 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.02 Easements, Restrictions and Reserves (PDF 878.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.03 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.04 Satellite Dish (PDF 788.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.05 Signs (PDF 917.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.06 Car Parking (PDF 438.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.07 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.08 Earth and Energy Resources Industry (PDF 915.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.09 Stone Extraction and Extractive Industry Interest Areas (PDF 839.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.10 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.11 Home Based Business (PDF 835.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.12 Bushfire Protection: Exemptions (PDF 840.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.13 2009 Bushfire: Recovery Exemptions (PDF 165.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.14 2009 Bushfire Replacement Buildings (PDF 796.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.15 Heliport and Helicopter Landing Site (PDF 840.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.16 Native Vegetation Precinct Plan (PDF 926.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.17 Native Vegetation (PDF 943.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.18 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.19 Telecommunications Facility (PDF 837.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.20 [No Content] (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.21 Private Tennis Court (PDF 791.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.22 Crisis Accommodation (PDF 787.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.23 Shared Housing (PDF 831.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.24 Community Care Unit (PDF 787.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.25 Crematorium (PDF 787.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.26 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.27 Licensed Premises (PDF 834.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.28 Gaming (PDF 834.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.29 Land Adjacent to a Road Zone, Category 1, or a Public Acquisition Overlay for a Category 1 Road (PDF 834.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.30 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.31 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.32 Wind Energy Facility (PDF 312.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.33 Post Boxes and Dry Stone Walls (PDF 788.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 52.34 Bicycle Facilities (PDF 849.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53 General Requirements and Performance Standards (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.01 Public Open Space Contribution and Subdivision (PDF 833.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.02 Bushfire Planning (PDF 1016.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.03 Brothels (PDF 832.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.04 Convenience Restaurant and Take-Away Food Premises (PDF 791.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.05 Freeway Service Centre (PDF 792.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.06 Live Music and Entertainment Noise (PDF 817.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.07 Shipping Container Storage (PDF 791.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.08 Cattle Feedlot (PDF 787.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.09 Poultry Farm (PDF 929.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.10 Uses with Adverse Amenity Potential (PDF 927.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.11 Timber Production (PDF 836.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.12 Racing Dog Keeping and Training (PDF 831.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.13 Renewable Energy Facility (Other Than Wind Energy Facility and Geothermal Energy Extraction) (PDF 835.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.14 Resource Recovery (PDF 834.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.15 Statement of Underlying Provisions (PDF 831.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 53.16 Pig Farm (PDF 927.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54 One Dwelling on a Lot (PDF 835.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.01 Neighbourhood and Site Description and Design Response (PDF 791.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.02 Neighbourhood Character (PDF 788.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.03 Site Layout and Building Massing: Street setback objective (PDF 227.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.04 Amenity Impacts (PDF 1.1 MB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.05 On-Site Amenity and Facilities (PDF 848.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 54.06 Detailed Design (PDF 838.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55 Two or more Dwellings on a lot and Residential Buildings (PDF 886.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.01 Neighbourhood and Site Description and Design Response (PDF 791.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.02 Neighbourhood Character and Infrastructure (PDF 836.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.03 Site Layout and Building Massing: Street setback objective (PDF 244.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.04 Amenity Impacts (PDF 1.1 MB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.05 On-Site Amenity and Facilities (PDF 851.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.06 Detailed Design (PDF 839.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 55.07 Apartment Developments (PDF 339.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56 Residential Subdivision (PDF 837.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.01 Subdivision Site and Context Description and Design Response (PDF 792.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.02 Policy Implementation (PDF 787.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.03 Liveable and Sustainable Communities (PDF 795.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.04 Lot Design (PDF 840.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.05 Urban Landscape (PDF 793.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.06 Access and Mobility Management (PDF 875.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.07 Integrated Water Management (PDF 792.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.08 Site Management (PDF 787.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 56.09 Utilities (PDF 791.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 57 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.00 Apartment Developments (PDF 201.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.01 Urban Context Report and Design Response (PDF 791.5 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.02 Urban Context (PDF 836.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.03 Site Layout (PDF 899.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.04 Amenity Impacts (PDF 888.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.05 On-Site Amenity and Facilities (PDF 844.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.06 Detailed Design (PDF 791.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 58.07 Internal Amenity (PDF 842.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59 VicSmart Applications and Requirements (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.01 Realign the Common Boundary Between Two Lots (PDF 835.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.02 Subdivision of Buildings and Car Parking spaces (PDF 835.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.03 Front Fence in a Residential Zone (PDF 788.3 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.04 Buildings and Works in a Zone (Except a Rural Zone) (PDF 792.8 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.05 Buildings and Works in an Overlay (PDF 791.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.06 Remove, Destroy or Lop a Tree (PDF 789.1 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.07 Applications Under Heritage Overlay (PDF 163.0 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.08 Applications Under a Special Building Overlay (PDF 789.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.09 Sign (PDF 791.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.10 Car Parking (PDF 791.7 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.11 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.12 Two Lot Subdivision in a Rural Zone (PDF 832.2 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.13 Buildings and Works in a Rural Zone (PDF 791.6 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.14 Extension to One Dwelling on a Lot in a Residential Zone (PDF 792.4 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.15 Local VicSmart Applications (PDF 787.9 KB)
VPP 50 Particular Provisions 59.16 Information Requirements and Decision Guidelines for Local VicSmart Applications (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 60 General Provisions (PDF 786.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 61 [No Content] (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62 General Exemptions (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.01 Uses not Requiring a Permit (PDF 788.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.02 Buildings and Works (PDF 840.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.03 Events on Public Land (PDF 787.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.04 Subdivisions not Requiring a Permit (PDF 789.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 62.05 Demolition (PDF 786.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63 Existing Uses (PDF 726.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.01 Extent of Existing Use Rights (PDF 787.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.02 Characterisation of Use (PDF 787.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.03 Effect of Definitions on Existing Use Rights (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.04 Section 1 Uses (PDF 786.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.05 Sections 2 and 3 Uses (PDF 787.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.06 Expiration of Existing Use Rights (PDF 787.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.07 Compliance with Codes of Practice (PDF 830.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.08 Alternative Use (PDF 787.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.09 Shop Conditions (PDF 787.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.10 Damaged or Destroyed Buildings or Works (PDF 787.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.11 Proof of Continuous Use (PDF 787.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 63.12 Decision Guidelines (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64 General Provisions for Use and Development of Land (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64.01 Land Used for More Than One Use (PDF 786.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64.02 Land Used in Conjunction with Another Use (PDF 787.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 64.03 Subdivision of Land in More Than One Zone (PDF 787.8 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 65 Decision Guidelines (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 65.01 Approval of An Application or Plan (PDF 788.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 65.02 Approval of An Application to Subdivide Land (PDF 788.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66 Referral and Notice Provisions (PDF 831.4 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.01 Subdivision Referrals (PDF 917.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.02 Use and Development Referrals (PDF 884.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.03 Referral of Permit Applications Under Other State Standard Provisions (PDF 874.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.04 Referral of Permit Applications Under Local Provisions (PDF 787.3 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.05 Notice of Permit Applications Under State Standard Provisions (PDF 869.2 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 66.06 Notice of Permit Applications Under Local Provisions (PDF 787.1 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67 Applications Under Section 96 of the Act (PDF 786.9 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.01 Exemptions from Section 96(1) And 96(2) of the Act (PDF 787.5 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.02 Notice Requirements (PDF 787.7 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.03 Notice Requirements - Native Vegetation (PDF 830.6 KB)
VPP 60 General Provisions 67.04 Notice Exemption (PDF 786.9 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 70 Operational Provisions (PDF 786.9 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71 Operation of this Planning Scheme (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.01 Operation of the Municipal Planning Strategy (PDF 788.0 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.02 Operation of the Planning Policy Framework (PDF 791.8 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.03 Operation of Zones (PDF 787.6 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.04 Operation of Overlays (PDF 787.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.05 Operation of Particular Provisions (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 71.06 Operation of VicSmart Planning Applications and Process (PDF 793.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72 Administration and Enforcement of this Scheme (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.01 Responsible Authority for this Planning Scheme (PDF 788.3 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.02 What Area is Covered by the Planning Scheme (PDF 786.9 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.03 What Does this Scheme Consist of? (PDF 831.9 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.04 Documents Incorporated in this Planning Scheme (PDF 880.9 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.05 When Did this Planning Scheme Begin? (PDF 786.8 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.06 Effect of this Planning Scheme (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.07 Determination of Boundaries (PDF 787.0 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 72.08 Background documents (PDF 868.3 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73 Meaning of Terms (PDF 830.8 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.01 General Terms (PDF 886.1 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.02 Sign Terms (PDF 839.6 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.03 Land Use Terms (PDF 945.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 73.04 Nesting Diagrams (PDF 585.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 74 Strategic Implementation (PDF 726.7 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 74.01 Application of Zones, Overlays and Provisions (PDF 787.2 KB)
VPP 70 Operational Provisions 74.02 Further Strategic Work (PDF 787.3 KB)
VPP NA NA List Of Amendments To The Victoria Planning Provisions (PDF 163.2 KB)

Updates & Amendments

# Brief description In operation from
VC123 The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions and most planning schemes in Victoria by amending Clause 34.02 – Commercial 2 Zone to make small scale supermarkets (up to 1800 square metres) adjoining, or with access to, a Road Zone not requiring a planning permit in the City of Greater Geelong (consistent with the treatment of supermarkets in this zone in metropolitan Melbourne). Supermarkets greater than 1800 square metres will require a planning permit in the City of Greater Geelong (consistent with metropolitan Melbourne). Other non-metropolitan planning schemes supermarkets larger than 1800 square metres are prohibited in the C2Z. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online 13/11/2014
VC106 The Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all planning schemes are amended to recognise Plan Melbourne and Victoria’s regional growth plans by:
  • Inserting a new clause 9, which requires any references in the planning scheme to Melbourne 2030 and Melbourne 2030: A planning update Melbourne @ 5 Million (Department of Planning and Community Development, 2008) to be disregarded and requires planning and responsible authorities to consider and apply Plan Melbourne.
  • Deleting clauses 11.04-1 to 11.04-5 in the State Planning Policy Framework (SPPF), which set out planning objectives and strategies from Melbourne 2030, and introducing new clauses 11.04-1 to 11.04-6 which set out objectives and strategies taken from the vision in Plan Melbourne. Existing clauses 11.04-6 to 11.04-8 have been renumbered as 11.04-7 to 11.04-9 respectively.
  • Inserting clauses 11.06 – 11.13 in the SPPF which set out the objectives and strategies of Victoria’s eight regional growth plans.
  • Removing references to Melbourne 2030, Melbourne 2030: A planning update Melbourne @ 5 Million, the Activity Centres and Principal Public Transport Network Plan, 2010 and Ready for Tomorrow – a Blueprint for Regional and Rural Victoria from the following clauses in the State Planning Policy Framework:
  • clause 11 (Settlement);
  • clause 16 (Housing);
  • clause 17 (Economic Development);
  • clause 18 (Transport); and
  • clause 19 (Infrastructure).
  • Deleting the Activity Centres and Principal Public Transport Network Plan, 2010 from the list of incorporated documents in clause 81.01.
Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online
30/05/2014
VC105 The amendment implements reforms to Victoria’s native vegetation and biodiversity provisions by: Amending Clause 12.01 (Biodiversity) to reflect the new ‘no net loss’ approach rather than the previous ‘net gain’ approach. Amending Clause 52.16 (Native vegetation precinct plan) to reflect the intent of the native vegetation and biodiversity reform package; and Amending Clause 52.17 (Native vegetation) to rationalise information requirements, implement the new risk-based assessment pathways, include a simplified approach for applications under a low-risk based pathway and streamline the determination of offset requirements. Amending Clause 66.02-2 (Native Vegetation - Referral and Notice Provisions) to require the class of application in the high risk pathway as defined in the document ‘Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines’ (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013) be referred to the Secretary to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries as a recommending referral authority; and Amending Clause 81.01 (Table of incorporated documents in this scheme) to replace ‘Victoria’s Native Vegetation – Framework for Action’ with a new incorporated document ‘Permitted clearing of native vegetation – Biodiversity assessment guidelines’ (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, September 2013). The amendment also updates outdated references to the Department of Sustainability and Environment to reflect the department’s new name, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries in relevant clauses. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online 20/12/2013
VC99 The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes by modifying Standards A10, A11 and A13 in Clauses 54.04-1, 54.04-2 and 54.04-4 and Standards B17, B18 and B20 in Clauses 55.04-1, 55.04-2 and 55.04-4 to: Increase the distance between a wall and a side or rear boundary threshold from 150mm to 200mm for the wall to be considered a wall on boundary. Increase the average maximum height of a wall on boundary from 3.0 metres to 3.2 metres. Update Diagrams A1 and B1 - Side and rear setbacks and Diagrams A3 and B3 - North-facing windows to include dimensions up to 13.5 metres. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online 10/12/2013
VC102 The amendment changes the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all planning schemes by:
  • amending Clause 52.01 – Public open space contribution and subdivision
  • amending Clause 52.29 – Land adjacent to a Road Zone, Category 1, or a Public Acquisition Overlay for a Category 1 Road
  • amending Clause 66 – Referral and notice provisions.
The amendment changes the VPP and some planning schemes by amending Clause 45.01 – Public Acquisition Overlay.
The amendment changes all planning schemes by amending the schedule to Clause 66.04 – Referral of permit applications under local provisions.
The amendment changes the schedule to Clause 45.01 – Public Acquisition Overlay in 69 planning schemes. Find out more about this amendment on Amendments Online
28/10/2013

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