Construction Certificate

You can apply for a Construction Certificate with your Development Application or after it has been approved. An approved Construction Certificate is required before starting construction and can be issued by Council or a private certifier.

A Construction Certificate ensures your design and construction materials comply with the National Construction Code and Australian Standards.



You must apply for a Construction Certificate via the NSW Planning Portal. You will need to register and log in using the link below. But first, read more about the application process below.

Register or log in

Step 1.Gather your documents

You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.

The type of information that accompanies a Construction Certificate will vary depending on your proposal and site. This may include:

  • Approved Development Application plans
  • Notice of Determination (Development Application approval)
  • Site survey
  • BASIX certificate (an energy efficiency report that demonstrates sustainability for a new home or alterations and additions greater than $50,000)
  • Working drawings / engineering drawings with construction details
  • Other plans (Landscape, drainage plans)
  • Residential / commercial building specifications document (if applicable)
  • (PDF, 74KB)Owners consent(PDF, 74KB)

You will also need to provide an estimated cost of works.

Step 2.Talk to us

For advice on what to submit, contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, and ask to speak with a Duty Officer.

Step 3.Pay

Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your application for a Construction Certificate.

Your Construction Certificate will not be issued until all outstanding fees have been paid.