Applying for a Development Application

A Development Application may be required for the use or development of land. A successful application will result in a planning permit. Please note building and/or plumbing permits may also be required.  

The requirement for a planning permit will depend on the zoning of the land, codes and special area plans that apply to the land. Zones, codes etc can be checked through the Interim Launceston Planning Scheme 2015.

To assist you in preparing a Development Application, our Planning Services Department encourages pre-lodgement discussions. By talking to us early in the planning process, we can assist you with the project design and provide important information up front.


If you would like to speak with a Town Planner, you can either:

  • Email
  • Call our Planning Hotline on 6323 3220 to speak with the duty planner between 10am - 4pm
  • By appointment only
  • All appointments require 24 hours notice

Appointments are available on the hour between 10am and 4pm - you can book an appointment with a Town Planner.


The fees for the application are dependent on the status of your application and the value of the proposed works. Similarly, the time taken to assess your application depends on the status and complexity of your project. To view additional information on fees associated with Development Applications and associated issues can be found on the Payment, Fees and Charges Page.


A Development Application can be lodged online.


How do I apply for a minor amendment or extension to an existing Planning Permit?

In some circumstances, a minor change may be possible to a Planning Permit.

The change must meet the requirements set by the legislative requirements of Section 56 of the Land Use Planning Approvals Act 1993 . It is important to check with the Council to see if the amendment meets the requirements of the Act.

 An Amendment Form(PDF, 82KB) must be lodged with a covering letter to explain the proposed change along with plans, where applicable, and the relevant fee. We suggest you call the planner who assessed your application to discuss whether the proposed changes would be acceptable.


How to Apply for a Planning Permit