The next step in the process is to assess your application.

Request for further information 

To successfully process your application, we may need further information.  You can expect us to contact you within 28 days of you submitting your application if we require further information.

Sometimes if you don’t submit all of the information requested, this step can delay the progress of your application.  To keep everything on track, it is really important that you provide all of the information we need as quickly as possible so that we can keep your application progressing.  Our Permit Support Officer will help you to understand what you need to supply, but if you are ever unsure, you can contact the PSO to confirm the further information request.


Once we have all of the information we need, we will assess your application, which may involve sending it to referral agencies for further input.  Referral agencies may include but are not limited to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Country Fire Authority (CFA), Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) and others depending on the nature of your application.  We may even advertise your application publicly if necessary. This particular step in the process has a timeframe which is legislated, giving referral agencies up to 28 days in some cases to respond. We recommend allowing up to 4 weeks for this step. Our Permit Support Officer will keep an eye on your application to make sure it is staying on track.