R-Codes (Residential Design Codes) - Western Australia


The R-Codes set out requirements for residential development in Western Australia. You will be required to comply with the codes if you are applying for planning approval. You must provide all necessary details required under the codes for the assessment of proposals, including details of where the application complies and does not comply with R-Code requirements.

Applications may be made to vary R-Code requirements for specific proposals. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Planning and Development Act 2005 WA

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Western Australian Planning Commission

Contact details

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


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
Contact us phone: 08 6551 8002
Fax: 08 6551 9001
Website: Western Australian Planning Commission (Opens in new window)