Occupation Certificate

An Occupation Certificate is required to confirm a development is suitable for occupation after construction has been completed. The Occupation Certificate must be obtained before occupying the building to ensure compliance with relevant laws and building codes.


Step 1.Register or log in

To apply for a Occupation Certificate online, you must register or log in via the NSW Planning Portal.

Register or log in

Step 2.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 as part of this application, which you can find via the Application Enquiry tool.

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 certificate
  • 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 3.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.

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