Advertising a planning application

Advertising is required when a planning application has the potential to cause material detriment to any person.

Important information about advertising a planning application during Christmas and New Year

The advertising period will be extended to 28 days for all advertising that starts between 5 to 16 December 2022. On 3 January 2023, advertising will start again and go back to 18 days.

No advertising will happen between 19 to 30 December 2022.

How notices are sent

The way a public notice is advertised can be:

  • a letter that is sent to nearby properties
  • a notice put up on the site.

Council will let applicants know the cost for advertising.

Who handles advertising?

Council is in charge of giving notice to the nearby houses affected by the proposal.

The person applying will need to put the notice up on the site for the advertising period, which is at least 18 days. At the end of the advertising period, you need to send Council a statutory declaration with the notice boards. This is a written statement to confirm that you have actually displayed signs on the site during the advertising period.

Objecting to a notice

The advertising period is at least 18 days.

Objections or submissions for consideration should be sent within the notice period. Council will consider all objections or submissions before they make a decision.

Planning register

You can view advertised plans and documents for planning applications in the City of Port Phillip on My Port Phillip. If you don’t have an account, you can still see the application tracking list as a Guest and search by application number or address.

Help and support

If you have any questions or need help, please contact us:

Online: My Port Phillip online services
Phone: 03 9209 6424
In person: visit the Planning & Building Counter at St Kilda Town Hall during opening hours (8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday)

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