Approval to Subdivide Land by Strata Title - Western Australia


You will need this approval if you intend to subdivide land through a strata scheme. Strata title subdivision is a distinct type of subdivision. It involves dividing one parcel of land into multiple lots, and usually common property. Any common property is held jointly by the owners of each lot. The owners collectively form a type of corporation called a strata company. The strata company is responsible for managing the common property and enforcing the strata scheme's by-laws. The owner of each lot has certain rights, called unit entitlements.

There are two types of strata schemes:

  • Strata plan shows one or more buildings divided into separate lots, so that different units within an apartment building can have different owners.
  • Survey-strata plan does not show any buildings, instead dividing the parcel of land into separate lots.

Lots or common property within a scheme may only be re-subdivided or consolidated by the registration of a plan of re-subdivision under the Act.

Please note that depending on your individual circumstances the application process for this approval may be complex and involve multiple steps. It is advised that you contact the Agency in the first instance prior to submitting your application.

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 approval you must:

  • ensure your strata plan or survey-strata plan contains the relevant information required by the Agency
  • obtain certificates from a licensed surveyor and a licensed valuer
  • obtain a certificate of approval from the Agency
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

A strata plan must also be accompanied by an occupancy permit or a building approval certificate. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Strata Titles Act 1985 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Strata Titles General Regulations 1996 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Western Australian Planning Commission

Contact details

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Western Australian Planning Commission

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Operating address: Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2506
Perth, Western Australia 6001
Phone: 08 6551 8002
Fax: 08 6551 9001
Website: Western Australian Planning Commission (Opens in new window)