Subdivision Certificate - New South Wales


You will require this certificate to subdivide a property. Subdivision activities include the:

  • division of an existing lot into two or more lots
  • consolidation of two or more existing lots that are then redivided, along new boundaries, into two or more lots
  • dedication of an existing lot as a public road or as a public reserve
  • setting aside of an existing lot as a drainage reserve.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must be the owner of the land or have written consent from the owner of the land. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $40.00

Fee for use of NSW planning portal to lodge application. Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All NSW Planning Portal (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 New South Wales

Lodgement process


All Development Applications and other planning related applications must be lodged electronically via the NSW Planning Portal.

To apply for a Subdivision Certificate you must:

  • register the NSW Planning Portal
  • complete the online application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Application process


The application must be accompanied by a plan of the proposed subdivision and a copy of the:

  • relevant Development Consent or Complying Development Certificate
  • relevant Construction Certificate
  • Certificate of Compliance from the relevant water supply authority.

Administering agency

Your local council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service

Your local council

New South Wales
Website: Find your Local Council - Office of Local Government NSW (Opens in new window)