Planning Development Applications

Choosing the right form will assist you in submitting a complete application and result in faster processing of your application.   

The City strongly encourages applicants to submit electronic applications.  Where plans are hard copy, please ensure plan size is A3 or smaller.   

All development applications require a copy of the Certificate of Title to be submitted as part of a complete application. This can be obtained via Landgate. 

Planning Application Forms: 

Development Application Form Package - Residential/Commercial/Signage​​​​

AMENDMENT to Development Application Form Package - Residential/Commercial/Signage​​​​​​

Residential Design Codes Assessment Checklist (to accompany all residential development applications) 

Home-based business application form package


Other Application Forms: 

Application Form - Preliminary Comments 

Application Form - Written Planning Advice 

Extension of Time application 

Development Application Form - Opt Out (Form for developments over $2million and under $10million - to be included with other application form if the applicant chooses not to opt for determination by Development Assessment Panel) 

Self Assessment Sheet  - Home-based business 

Application Form for Section 40 (Liquor Licence) 

Home Based Business Cancellation Form 

Adjoining Property Owner Comment Form 

Subdivision - Applying for Clearing of Conditions


Planning Application Fee Schedule:

Planning Fees and Charges 2020-2021​ (still to be formally adopted)

Fee Calculator 

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, the City encourages customers to make contact with staff should they have any difficulties using the calculator or interpreting the City's Schedule of Fees and Charges to ascertain if any additional fees may apply. Please contact 9792 7000 for any queries.


Greater Bunbury Region Scheme Application for Planning Approval 

Some Development Applications also require a Greater Bunbury Region Scheme Application for Planning Approval - Form 1 to be completed and submitted with the Development Application to the City of Bunbury.  To find out if your application requires GBRS Approval please contact the duty planner on (08) 9792 7121. 

Download the application form (Form 1) and checklist from the Department of Planning here. ​ ​​​