Planning Development Applications

Our Town Planning scheme requires that approvals are gained for all land developments other than single residential. Choosing the right form will assist you in submitting a complete application and result in faster processing of your application.  

The City encourages applicants to submit applications in electronic format where possible (applicants will need to submit a CD for attachments 10MB or larger, otherwise email completed application documentation to ). Where plans are A2 size or larger, applicants should also submit two sets of hard copies of plans to assist with processing the application in a timely manner.

All development applications require a copy of the Certificate of Title to be submitted as part of a complete application. This can be obtained via Landgate.


Planning Application Forms:


Other Application Forms:


Planning Application Fee Schedule:

To pay fees via credit card, please complete the Credit Card Authorisation Form. Please note the maximum that can be paid via this method is $5,000.00. Please submit this form along with all other documentation.

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, the City encourages customers to make contact with staff should they have any difficulties using the calculator or interpreting the City's Schedule of Fees and Charges to ascertain if any additional fees may apply. Please contact 9792 7000 if you have any queries in relation to planning application fees.


Greater Bunbury Region Scheme Application for Planning Approval

Some Development Applications also require a Greater Bunbury Region Scheme Application for Planning Approval - Form 1 to be completed and submitted with the Development Application to the City of Bunbury.  To find out if your application requires GBRS Approval please contact the duty planner on (08) 9792 7121.

Download the application form (Form 1) and checklist from the Department of Planning here. ​