Select Application Type

Instructions


Please select the type of application you wish to lodge with council.

Each entry should be for a single application. If you wish to lodge multiple applications please do them separately.

Lodgement of Building Application

All development requires the prior approval of the local government, first Development Approval and then Building Approval.

For Example Building Approval is required for:


  • All Commercial Buildings
  • Change of Use within an Existing Building
  • Commercial Internal Fit Outs
  • Single House
  • Grouped Dwellings
  • Multiple Dwellings
  • Sheds
  • Garages
  • Carports and Patios
  • Front Fences higher than 1.2m
  • Retaining Walls
  • Free-standing Walls
  • Swimming Pools/Spas

    Building Services is also responsible for issuing Demolition Permits, Certificates of Design Compliance, Construction Compliance & Building Compliance; Occupancy Permits and Building Approval Certificates for Strata Buildings Class 2-9.

    Please Note: There are changes to the Building Act which take effect on 2 April 2012. This information is available on our website at www.bunbury.wa.gov.au or on the Building Commission website at www.buildingcommission.wa.gov.au.

    You can apply for Residential and Commercial Building Permits online only. Building Permit Amendments; Demolition Permits; Strata Building Occupancy Permits & Building Approval Certificates; Certificates of Design Compliance (where they are not part of a Building Permit Application); Certificates of Construction Compliance; Certificates of Building Compliance and Occupancy Permits must be lodged in person or by mail.

    To check the status of an appilcation or do a general building permit enquiry online, click on the "Development Application & Building Licence Enquiry" tab under menu on the left (this includes Building Permits and Amendments, Demolition Permits & Strata Permits and Approvals.

    Lodgement of Development Application

    All development requires the prior approval of the local government, first Development Approval and then Building Approval.

    For Example Development Approval is required for:


  • All Commercial Development
  • Earthworks
  • Carparks
  • Change of Use on land and or within an existing building
  • Grouped Dwellings
  • Multiple Dwellings
  • Home Based Business
  • All buildings on strata lots with common property or common walls
  • All buildings on land subject to Design Guidelines which require Planning Approval for all development on property

    Except the development of a single house including outbuildings on a freehold lot or strata lot without common property and outside of Design Guideline areas which are subject of Design Guidelines.

    Please Note: Online Lodgement is for New Development Applications only. The following applications can not be lodged online:

  • Planning Approval Amendment
  • Applications that require Development Assessment Panel (DAP) approval. This is applicable for applications with a development cost of $10M upwards (Mandatory) and applications with estimated development costs between $2M - $10M (optional)

    To check the status of an application or do a general development application enquiry online, click on the "Development Application & Building Licence Enquiry" tab under menu on the left (this includes Development Applications & Development Approval Amendments).