Lodge your planning permit application

So, you've spoken to our planners, and had a pre-application meeting? All of your documents are prepared?

You're ready to go.  

Step 1. Re-check your application thoroughly

This is an opportunity to do a final check of your application before you submit it.

Use our planning permit checklist(PDF, 315KB) to check the document requirements prior to lodgement.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your application, please contact us

Lodgement of an incomplete application may delay a decision. If there is any missing information, we'll be in touch to let you know.


Check our Fees and Charges(PDF, 229KB) to see all costs involved in your permit application. Speak to a planner if you are unsure of the required fee.

Application fees must be paid at lodgement. Your application will not progress until payment has been made.

You can make a payment:

Step 2. Lodge your application

You're now ready to lodge your application, remember, every application must be submitted with:

Lodge your application

The easiest and fastest way of submitting your application is online using My Mount Alexander.

Submit your application online:

1. Register or log in to My Mount Alexander online platform

2. On the right hand side select ‘Submit an Application or Amendment’

3. On the 'Enquiries' page click ‘Start’

4. On the 'Type of Application' page, find the permit type and click ‘Start’

5. Provide all the development details

6. Attach all supporting documents

7. Finalise and ‘Lodge’ the application


You can also lodge your application in person or via email using the Planning Permit Application form(PDF, 537KB).


In person:
Civic Centre
27 Lyttleton Street,
Castlemaine 3450

Next steps

As shown in the Planning Permit Process(PDF, 501KB), we will:

  • assess your application
  • ask for any additional information
  • undertake public notification, if required
  • refer your application to authorities or other Council departments
  • review the application and any objections
  • assess it against the planning scheme
  • make a recommendation, which may or may not have to go to Council