Guidance on making an application for a planning permit where flooding is a consideration and an explanation of how such an application will be assessed (in effect an explanation of how the decision guidelines are applied) is provided in the Victorian Planning Provision (VPP) Practice Note “Applying for a Planning Permit under the Flood Provisions”.  A second practice note (“Applying the Flood Provisions in Planning Schemes” provides guidance about applying the flood provisions in planning schemes.

A copy of the Practice Notes can be downloaded from the former Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website ( by following the links to Planning > Planning publications > Practice and Advisory Notes > Planning Practice Notes (or by clicking the links below).