How to Lodge your Application
Are you preparing to submit an application to the City of Melville to build or renovate a property? Did you know that you can now lodge your Planning or Building applications online?
If you are already familiar with the City of Melville’s Online Lodgement process then follow the link below to begin your new online application:
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 & 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.
To download a Building application form click here and choose the right application form for your project. Please note you will be directed to the Building Commission website.
To download a Planning Application form click here and refer to 'Application for Planning Approval'
Please be aware: If your development requires a Planning Approval, the City of Melville encourages you to obtain this prior to lodging an application for a Building Permit.
Please Note: You will have one year to substantially start the development from the date of a Building Approval and up to two years to commence the development from the date of Planning Approval.
Below are the different methods for lodging and how to go about it.
The City of Melville can now 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. Using the online lodgement process you will be able to:
- Attach a copy of your signed application form, plans and other related documents;
- You can check the status of your application whenever you like
By clicking the Online Payments and Services link you will be taken to the Online Customer Service Centre where you can commence lodging your application.
Follow the step-by-step process making sure that you attach all the documents that are 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.
Once you have completed the steps you should be well on your way to starting your project.
You can also track the progress of your applications after it is lodged by clicking on the Online Payments and Services link and selecting the option to "Track your Planning or Building Application".
Please Note: If the total for all attachments exceeds 10MB, please contact Planning Administration on 08 9364 0111 for alternate options.
Lodging in Person
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.
To download an application form click here and choose the right application form for your project.
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.
Lodging by Post
You can lodge an application via post at:
City of Melville
Locked Bag 1
BOORAGOON WA 6954