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Thinking of Building?

Be sure to download the Thinking of Building checklist.

When is a Building Permit Required?

A building permit is required for all structures including alterations, additions, swimming pools and spas – either above or below ground.

Unless not required under the Building Regulation 2012 – Part 6.

When is Planning Approval Required?

All land in the City of Greater Geraldton falls under Town Planning Scheme controls, so if you are considering erecting a building or intend using land for a purpose different to its current use please contact the Town Planning Services team first. You may need to lodge a development application and planning approval may need to be obtained before taking any further action.

Fees and Charges

Download a list of our current Fees and Charges.

Checklists and Other Helpful Hints

Building Act 2011

The commencement of the Building Act 2011 on 2 April 2012 introduces a new building approval process for Western Australia bringing significant changes to the building approvals process, from the design stage right through to occupation of a building.

The Building Act 2011 and the Building Regulations 2012 replace the Building Regulations 1989 and much of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960, and amends a range of associated acts.

It's important to consult the permit authority (ie. City of Greater Geraldton) or a registered building surveyor to ensure you obtain correct advice about the plans and processes you need to follow prior to lodging a permit application.

For more information on the Building Act 2011 please visit the Department of Commerce – Building Commission Website

Form Documents

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Account Application - Building Services

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BA1 Application for Building Permit CERTIFIED

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BA11 Application for Occupancy Permit Strata

Document Code: BA11 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA13 Application for Building Approval Certificate

Document Code: BA13 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA15 Application for Building Approval Certificate - Strata

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BA2 Application for Building Permit Uncertified

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BA20A Notice and Request for Consent (Response Notice) Protection Structures, Party Walls, Removal of Fences, Access to Land

Document Code: BA20A - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA22 Application to Extend a Building Or Demolition Permit

Document Code: BA22 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA23 Application to extend time - Occupancy Permit or Building Approval Certificate PDF

Document Code: BA23 - Download PDF (0 MB)
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BA5 Application for Demolition Permit

Document Code: BA5 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA7 Notice of Completion (Word)

Document Code: BA7 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA8 Notice of Cessation

Document Code: BA8 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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BA9 Application for Occupancy Permit

Document Code: BA9 - Download PDF (0 MB) - Download DOC (0 MB)
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Plan Search Request Form

Document Code: Plan Search - Download PDF (0.1 MB)
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Request for Certifying Services

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Information Documents

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Asbestos Information

Document Code: SCB002_0 - Download DOC (0 MB)
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Guide booklet for dividing fences

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Thinking of Building Checklist

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Information

Fees & Charges Documents

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Building Department Fees 2014-2015

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Fees & Charges

Guideline Documents

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Guide to lodge a Certified application

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Guide to lodge a Demolition permit application

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Guideline
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Guide to lodge an Occupancy permit application

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Guide to lodge an Uncertified application

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