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Introducing the NSW Planning Portal - lodge your application for building and development - anywhere, anytime.

The way you apply for approval of building and development with us has changed - and has now expanded.

Earlier this year we introduced the requirement to lodge Development Applications (DA) and Complying Development Certificates (CDC) online via the NSW Planning Portal.

From 1 July 2021, the requirement to apply online expanded to include the following post-consent certificates:

  • Construction Certificates (CC)
  • Principal Certifier Appointments (PCA)
  • Occupation Certificates (OC)
  • Subdivision Works Certificates (SWC)
  • Subdivision Certificates (SC)

As such, these applications will no longer be accepted over the counter or via email - they must be lodged online using the NSW Planning Portal. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to Register for a NSW Planning Portal account to start your application.

This change is in line with the NSW Government’s plan for all Councils to participate in their ePlanning platform for application lodgement.

Getting started

Getting set-up for online lodgement is simple and you can start using it straight away, here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on ‘My Account’
  3. Select ‘Create Account’ and follow the prompts

Once created, you can apply online using the NSW Planning Portal.

Create your ePlanning account. Apply online anywhere, anytime - create an account and submit your application via the NSW Planning Portal. Create account »
Introducing the NSW Planning Portal...

The NSW Planning Portal allows you to conveniently lodge, manage and track your application from anywhere, at any time. Stay informed with email notifications at every stage and track your application on the easy-to-use dashboard. Get started now by creating an ePlanning account.