Find out more about lodging an application to build or renovate a property in the City.
If you are about to start a new project and you have not lodged an application with us before then please consider the following information prior to submitting your application.
Before you start the process take a moment to view our current fact sheets and forms for information on what you will be required to submit with your application and a guide to how much it is going to cost. Please make sure you select the correct application type for your project.
- Your application MUST be accompanied by a Certificate of Title AND a Diagram of Survey (these documents are separate and can be obtained from Landgate).
- If your development requires a Planning Approval, you MUST obtain this prior to lodging an application for a Building Permit
- Tree Protection Zone - For Building and Demolition Applications where the the value of works exceeds $20 000.00, please ensure that you read City of Melville Street Tree Policy - CP-029 prior to lodgement.
- Developments must be substantially commenced within two years for Building and Planning Approvals.
How to lodge a building application
The City of Melville receive planning and building applications online. This option is available to City of Melville customers and residents and it is our preferred choice for submissions.
Follow the step-by-step process, making sure you attach all documents required to accurately assess your application. Check the size of the documents that you are attaching, the larger the document the longer the process may take to upload your files, this may require some patience. If the total for all attachments exceeds 10MB, please contact Planning Administration on 08 9364 0111 for alternate options.
All fees are payable at time of lodgement of application.
You can also track the progress of your application after it is lodged by going to the City of Melville's Online Services and following the "Track your Planning or Building Application" link.
You can lodge an application over the counter at:
City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon WA 6154
To submit over the counter we suggest that you download and print an application form(s) and then visit the Civic Centre's Planning & Development Counter where one of our friendly Customer Service Staff will help you to submit the application through to an Officer for assessment.
Download a Building Permit application form directly from the Building Commissions website.
Please note: All fees are payable at time of lodgement of application.
If you submit your application in person, please provide an email address that the City of Melville can use to contact you about your application throughout the assessment process.
You can lodge an application via post at:
City of Melville, Locked Bag 1, Booragoon WA 6954