Building Services

Building Permits and Certification of Design Compliance

The City of Bunbury's role as a permit authority is to assist its community and industry with complying with legislative requirements under the Building Act 2011, Building Regulations 2012 and relevant Local Laws for all buildings constructed within the local government boundaries.

Unless works are exempt under the Building Regulations 2012, a building permit is required prior to commencing the construction of most structures located in the city (including pools, patios, sheds, dwellings and commercial buildings).

The Building Certification Team can also offer certification of design compliance services for residential and commercial projects located outside of the city in the greater Bunbury region (from shop and office fit outs, showrooms, warehouses, motels to large scale complex multi-storey unit developments, etc.) with local knowledge.

For further information regarding building in bushfire prone areas please click here 

Building Application Forms

Click here to access WA Building Commission application forms and guides. Please note these forms are universal and will be accepted by all WA Local Government Areas or alternatively you can click here to lodge your application online.

The following provides useful information and checksheets for preparing applications that may be relevant to the building stage of your development:

The following applications and checksheets are for public and environmental health issues when preparing building applications:

The following forms and checklists are for dealing with civil engineering and public infrastructure:

Useful Building Information and Forms

To pay fees via credit card, please complete the Credit Card Authorisation Form. Please note the maximum that can be paid via this method is $5,000.00. Please submit this form along with all other documentation.

If the information you are seeking is not covered here, please call the City of Bunbury on 9792 7000 and ask to speak to a Building Surveyor.​​​​​​ 

Building Statistics

Click below to access Building Approval Statistics for 2021:

Click below to access Building Approval Statistics for 2020: