Section 149 Planning Certificates

Under Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Waverley Council can issue a certificate providing information about planning controls or property issues relating to any piece of land within the local government area.

There are two types of Section 149 Certificates:

  • A certificate issued under Section149(2) provides information about the zoning of the property, the relevant state, regional and local planning controls and other property issues such as land contamination and road widening.
  • A certificate issued under Sections 149(2) and 149(5) provides both the information available in a Section 149 (2) certificate and additional information such as advice from other authorities, development approvals and refusals and easements where Council has information available.

Apply for Section 149 Certificates

There are two ways a Section 149 Certificate can be issued to you - electronically or in hard copy.

Electronically

Apply online using our new online certificate service and receive an electronic PDF version of your Section 149 Planning Certificate in a reduced time. The process is simple:

  • Register an account or simply log in as a one-time user
  • Follow the easy step-by-step process to order your certificate
  • Pay by credit card and you will receive a receipt straight away
Your request will be checked and the certificates will be emailed in a secure PDF format within 3-4 working days.

Registered users

You can choose to become a registered user of the e-Certificate service, which will make ordering multiple certificates quicker and easier, and will provide you with access to a full history of all previous orders and transactions on the site. This is recommended for customers who may need to lodge applications regularly for a variety of e-Certificates.

One-time users

One-time users can order multiple certificates at once and track the status of their applications, but will need to enter their contact details each time they lodge an application online. This is recommended for customers who many only need to use the system once or very rarely.

This service is part of Council’s aim to provide faster, more user friendly services and manage information in a more accessible way.

If you experience any trouble using our online application and payment system, make sure you have enabled 'TLS' option with your Web Browser and then try it again.

Hard copy

You can still request a hard copy of Section 149 Certificates and pay for them cheque or in person at our Customer Service Centre. Please note that processing of your certificate may take longer than the electronic processing.

To request a hard copy certificate, please download the Certificate Application Form and complete all of the information. You can then lodge your application in person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction and pay the relevant fee. Alternatively, post your completed application form and a cheque for the full amount to:

Waverley Council
PO Box 9
Bondi Junction NSW 1355

Need planning advice?

Contact Council's Duty Planner

  • Phone 8305 8484
  • Visit in person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction
Apply online for e-Certificates

We’re making the application for Certificates quicker and easier with the expansion of our online e-Certificates system.

 

You can now apply online for:

  • Section 149 Planning Certificates
  • Section 603 Rating Certificates
  • Section 735A and 121ZP Certificates.


Apply now