Apply for an Occupation Certificate

A Occupation Certificate is required when the construction is completed and the building is considered suitable and safe to be occupied.  The building is not to be occupied prior to an Occupation Certificate being issued.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

Applications for an Occupation Certificate may only be made by a person who has the benefit of the development consent.

This application must be accompanied by any documents that are to be relied upon for the component/work that the Occupation Certificate is being sought for.

You will need to provide your Construction Certificate/Development Consent/Complying Development Certificate approval numbers Certificate number as part of this application, which you can find via Application Tracking.

Other documents that you may need to include are:

  • Structural engineering certificates
  • Landscape completion certificates
  • Road works engineering certificates
  • Termite treatment certificates
  • Wet areas certification
  • BASIX commitments certification
  • Glazing certificates for windows, glazing in doors and shower screens
  • Stormwater works as executed plans and certificates
  • Final fire safety statement (if required)
  • Survey certificate

Any additional Building Component certificates as detailed in the approval documentation and Principal Certifying Agreement.

For further advice on what to submit, contact our Customer Service Centre on 4921 0333, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, and ask to speak with the Duty Officer.

Step 2.Apply

Once you have gathered your documents, you can apply online for a Occupation Certificate. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.

 

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

Applications for an Occupation Certificate may only be made by a person who has the benefit of the development consent.

This application must be accompanied by any documents that are to be relied upon for the component/work that the Occupation Certificate is being sought for.

You will need to provide your Construction Certificate/Development Consent/Complying Development Certificate approval number as part of this application, which you can find via Application Tracking.

Other documents that you may need to include are:

  • Structural engineering certificates
  • Landscape completion certificates
  • Road works engineering certificates
  • Termite treatment certificates
  • Wet areas certification
  • BASIX commitments certification
  • Glazing certificates for windows, glazing in doors and shower screens
  • Stormwater works as executed plans and certificates
  • Final fire safety statement (if required)
  • Survey certificate

Any additional Building Component certificates as detailed in the approval documentation and Principal Certifying Agreement.

For further advice on what to submit, contact our Customer Service Centre on 4921 0333, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm, and ask to speak with the Duty Officer.

Step 2.Visit us

Visit our Customer Service Centre and we can help you complete your application online

In light of restrictions caused by COVID-19, access to our Customer Service desk in Council's Administration Building is by appointment only. If you require assistance from our Customer Service Centre please contact them on 02 4921 0333.