Building Approval Certificate - Western Australia


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


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
  • 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees may vary depending on your circumstances. The minimum fee is $97.70. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Building Act 2011 WA

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2012 WA

Administering agency

City of Bunbury

Contact details

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

Building Officer, Development Services

City of Bunbury

Operating address: 4 Stephen Street
Bunbury, Western Australia 6230
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Bunbury, Western Australia 6231
Phone: 08 9792 7067
Website: City of Bunbury (Opens in new window)