Building Information Certificate

What is a Building Information Certificate?

A Building Information Certificate indicates whether a building has been constructed in accordance with the required approvals. It also indicates whether any part of a building requires demolition.

Council will inspect the building and review relevant records. We may also require other details such as plans or specifications, fire safety details, structural certification, details of compliance with the Building Code of Australia and occupation certificates in relation to any building works.

What is the fee for applying for a Building Information Certificate?

There are differing fees for Building Information Certificates which are calculated according to the classification of the building under the Building Code of Australia and the floor area of the building.

How do I apply for a Building Information Certificate?

From July 1 2021, all Development Applications, Construction Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, Local Activity applications (Section 68) and all other relevant planning and building applications must be submitted through the NSW Planning Portal.

All applications that would have previously been submitted to Council's Planning and Building Department will only be accepted via the ePlanning Portal.

You can find out more about setting up an ePlanning account here.