Building permit application
A building permit is required for most residential, commercial and industrial structures. This includes all new works, alterations, additions and extensions.
There are two types of building permits:
- BA1 – Application for building permit – certified: Requires a Certificate of Design Compliance (BA3 Form) to be completed by a Private Building Surveyor prior to being submitted to the Shire
- BA2 – Application for building permit – uncertified: Certified by the Shire.
The fees differ for certified and uncertified applications. Refer to Building schedule of fees and charges.
Important note: Under the Building Act 2011 requires that all applicable approvals, including planning approval, are obtained prior to lodgement of a building permit application.
How to apply for a building permit
Step 1: Review relevant checklist
Before applying for a building permit please refer to the checklists below.
Not sure which class? Check out Building Classes.
Step 2: Complete the application form
Unfortunately, the Shire does not accept electronic applications. You will need to download the application form (BA1 certified or BA2 uncertified) from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety website.
Step 3: Pay Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Levy
Note: this payment is only required for construction estimated to be over $20,000.
The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Levy applies to all residential, commercial and civil engineering projects undertaken in Western Australia, where the total value of construction is estimated to be more than $20,000.
You can pay the BCTIF levy online. Note, a copy of the receipt will need to be provided to the Shire with your application. Alternatively, you can pay for the levy in person at the Shire when you lodge your application.
Step 4: Lodge and pay for your building permit application
The Shire require all applications to be submitted with 2 hard copies of plans.
All fees must be paid in full at the time of submitting an application. Payments can be made by completing the Credit Card Authorisation form (see below) with your application, over the phone via credit card details or in person at either Shire of Harvey Administration Offices.
The minimum building permit fees for estimated value of works under $20,000 is $166.65. For current fees for estimated value of works over $20,000 please refer to the Building schedule of fees and charges.
Once completed, lodge your application in person or by post:
Harvey Administration Office – 102 Uduc Road, Harvey; or
Australind Administration Office – Mulgara St, Australind
(behind Australind Village Shopping Centre)
Postal address: PO Box 500, Harvey WA 6220
The Builder will receive one set of the plans and specifications with the permit, by mail. The second set will be retained by the Shire, in accord with the section 130 of the Building Act 2011.