Building Approval Certificate - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this certificate if you are required to obtain approval for work that was completed without a building permit or to demonstrate an existing building's compliance with any relevant standards. Building approval certificates are voluntary. However, if unauthorised construction has been conducted, you may be required to demolish all works that have not been approved by the relevant Council.

A building approval certificate can also be issued for the purpose of obtaining a strata title. However, if you intend to obtain a strata title you cannot use the certificate to retrospectively approve works conducted without a building permit.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

A building approval certificate application must be accompanied by:

  • A certificate of building compliance;
  • Copies of plans and technical certificates;
  • Evidence of any required approvals;
  • Evidence of any notifications;
  • Payment of the prescribed fee; and
  • Any other forms, documents or information the permit authority requests.

If you intend to apply for a strata specific approval, you must also provide a survey diagram identifying the proposed lots.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Building Commission

Act(s) name

Building Act 2011 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2012 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Commerce
Building Commission


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

1300 489 099

Fax:

08 6251 1501
bcinfo@buildingcommission.wa.gov.au

Website:

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