PlanBuild is a State Government project to consolidate information about properties and to provide a state-wide portal for making applications for planning, building and plumbing approvals.

Enquiry function

The PlanBuild Enquiry Service is now live. You can access this function from the PlanBuild website.

PlanBuild website

The Enquiry service allows anyone to enter an address in the portal to see what planning zones and codes apply to a property. A Property Report can be generated which includes maps, details of the planning zone, codes and other information that affect the selected property.

This is not a complete answer to all planning issues for the City of Hobart. In particular, it does not show which properties are listed as heritage places and have special protection under the heritage provisions of the planning scheme, and it also does not show stormwater assets, or flood zones.

For further information, you can submit an enquiry for us to answer through PlanBuild, or call our duty planner during business hours 8.15 am to 5.15 pm by calling 03 6238 2711 or by emailing


PlanBuild will provide a central portal for the management of the development application processes across the state. This portal is under development and City of Hobart officers are working with the PlanBuild team to progress its functionality.

There are a number of steps to be completed before the City of Hobart will switch to using the PlanBuild portal. A key step is for the portal to integrate with our existing document management, finance and assessment systems.

The City of Hobart recognises the benefits to the development community for a state-wide portal and will work with the PlanBuild team so that it can be adopted as soon as possible.