Planning applications can only be lodged online. You answer questions about yourself and the project, upload documents in PDF format and pay the application fees.
Submit a planning application online via the online services - development portal.
Get help with the online lodgement user guide(PDF, 2MB).
By talking to us early in the planning process, we can help with project design and permits. The best way to find out what permits you need is to submit an enquiry online or come into the Hobart Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, or phone 03 6238 2715.
For building enquiries, please contact a private building surveyor. For enquiries about building permits already lodged, please contact City of Hobart’s Permit Coordinator on 03 6238 2946.
Click here for guidelines and help to assist you with your planning applications.
Planning is about regulating the use and development of land and resources to meet the future needs of the community. Should you wish to meet with a planning officer, please complete and submit the form on this page.
Click here to find out how to make a representation to an advertised planning application
Information relating to engineering standards and guidelines, including soil and water management plans and waste management plans
The municipality of Hobart is covered by two planning schemes. Click here to find out more.
The Hobart Interim Planning Scheme 2015 includes a Significant Tree Code, the result of many years spent identifying significant trees within our community.
The online services - development portal enables you to submit a planning, building or plumbing applications, add more information to your application, track the status of an application, view advertised applications, and search for historical applications.
To protect Hobart's water resources and waterways from long-term impacts of urbanisation, we need to reduce flows and treat stormwater runoff from water-resistant surfaces.
The steep slopes of Mount Wellington and the high rainfall nature of Tasmania means that there can be a considerable amount of water moving very quickly down Hobart’s watercourses.
16 Elizabeth Street Hobart
Mon–Fri, 8.15 am – 5.15 pm
03 6238 2711
Town Hall, Macquarie Street Hobart
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001
The City of Hobart acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal People as the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of lutruwita, Tasmania. We pay our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to their Elders past, present and emerging.