Apply for a variation to a deemed permit
You can apply for a variation to a deemed permit if you want to:
- make minor changes to a building or use that:
- was previously permitted but
- would now need a development permit.
A variation must not:
- alter a measurable aspect of the development by more than 5%
- affect the amenity of adjoining or nearby land
- allow an increase in the number of dwellings.
If the changes are beyond this scope, you must apply for a development permit.
If you are not sure whether you need a variation to a deemed permit, contact a planner from Development Assessment Services.
Before you apply
Before you apply, you will need:
- owner's authorisation if you are not the owner of the property
- dimensioned plans that show the proposed variation
- details and reasons for the variation.
How to apply
To apply, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Submit your application
Submit a variation to a deemed permit application through the DAO website.
Step 2. Pay the fee
You must pay an application fee.
You can either pay:
- online through the DAO website - the preferred payment method
- in person by cash or card at your nearest planning office.
All fees are non-refundable, even if your application is unsuccessful.
After you apply
Read below to find out what happens after you submit your application.
The decision maker is:
- Development Consent Authority (within DCA areas) or
- the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (outside of DCA areas).
The administrating branch is Development Assessment Services.
Last updated: 19 April 2021
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