Section 603 rating certificate


Waverley Council's 24 hour e-Payment system will be closed for a system upgrade from 4pm Thursday, 30 June 2022. We do not expect lengthy delays and the 24 hour e-Payment system is expected to be operational by 9am Friday, 1 July 2022.

Waverley Council 24 hour e-Payments will affect the following online services:


  • Section 10.7 Planning Certificates
  • Section 603 Rating Certificates
  • Section 735a 121zp Certificate Notice and Orders
  • Heritage Exemption Certificates


  • online rate payments
  • online payment of shop licences

We apologies for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions please contact the eSolutions team at Waverley Council on (02) 9083-8235 or

A Section 603 Rating Certificate specifies any outstanding rates, charges and debts payable to Council in relation to a property.

You may apply for a Section 603 Certificate at any time, but a certificate is often needed before a property settlement.

Apply for a Section 603 Rating Certificate

There are two ways a Section 603 Rating Certificate can be issued to you - electronically or in hard copy.


Apply online using our new online certificate service and receive an electronic PDF version of your Section 603 Rating 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 your Certificate and pay either in person or via post. 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 more information?

Council has a Duty Planner available for general enquiries relating to the planning process, policies and lodgement requirements.The Duty Officer is not able to provide detailed planning advice or high level planning information. You can email your enquiry to or

  • Phone: 9083 8000
  • In person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm)
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