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Do I Need a Building Permit

Under the Building Act 2011, a Building Permit is required before commencement of most building work that involves the development of new structures, alterations or extensions and changes in ground levels.

This page shows a summary on what structures are exempt from obtaining a Building Permit as prescribed in the Building Regulations 2012

Some building works may require Planning Approval. Please contact Planning Services on 9290 6740 to discuss your proposed works.

Building work where a building permit is not required

The above information is provided for in the Building Regulations 2012.

Property owners are able to request copies of plans for their property (or authorise a third party to collect) in the event that their own copies are lost or destroyed. 

All property plans are available to be posted or collected from the Shire. The transmission of plans electronically is not available. An administrative fee(s) is also payable to undertake this service. Please refer to the Shire's Fees & Charges for this cost. 

For information on the building approvals process in WA please see the Guide to Building Approvals process in WA. 


For more information regarding the construction of buildings within the Shire, please contact the Shire's Building Services department on (08) 9952 0100 option 2