Strata Certificate - New South Wales


You will require this certificate if you intend to subdivide or develop land.

This certificate is the first part of a two step-approval process for the creation, amendment, consolidation or cancellation of a strata plan. Strata plans are for property divided into lots (private property) and common property. The common property is managed by a body corporate, comprising all the lot owners. Plans may be designated as either freehold, allowing for the purchase of individual lots, or leasehold, allowing for individual lots to be rented.

A strata certificate grants you in-principle approval to create, amend, consolidate or cancel a strata plan. Once you have obtained a certificate, you must lodge it with the State Government Agency in order for your plan to be registered.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate, you must:

  • obtain a certificate of compliance from the water supply authority within whose area of operations any proposed subdivision is located
  • obtain a construction certificate in relation to each building to which the plan relates
  • provide a location plan, floor plan and administration sheet for your proposed development, accompanied by any other required documents
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Strata Certificate - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Strata Schemes Development Act 2015 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Strata Schemes Development Regulation 2016 NSW

Administering agency

The Hills Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

The Hills Shire Council

Operating address: 3 Columbia Street
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales 2153
Mailing address: PO BOX 7064
Baulkham Hills BC, New South Wales 2153
Phone: 02 9843 0555
Fax: 02 9843 0409
Website: The Hills Shire Council (Opens in new window)