Subdivision certificate

If you wish to subdivide a piece of land that you own (Torrens, Strata or Community Title) you must first get development consent (from Council) or complying development certificate (from an Accredited Certifier) and then apply for a Subdivision Certificate.

A subdivision certificate is a certificate which:

  • Certifies that the plan of subdivision is in accordance with the relevant development consent or complying development certificate (CDC) and
  • Authorises the registration of the plan of subdivision for lodgement with NSW Land Registry Services.

If the subdivision involves any building or construction works, you must have development consent and a construction certificate before you can begin construction.

A plan of subdivision cannot be registered with NSW Land Registry Services unless it has a subdivision certificate, even if development consent is not required.

Lodgement Requirements

From 1 July 2020, Waverley Council can accept subdivision certificate applications online the via the NSW Planning Portal. However, the Council will still accept an application in person at Council at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction for a transitional period with mandatory submission via the Planning Portal to be implemented in the future.

All lodgements either in person to Council or via the portal must include Waverley Council’s application forms and documentation requirements (which are listed on the subdivision application form) and be submitted in accordance with the Electronic Lodgement Guidelines, collated and labelled with the correct naming convention. Applications will not be accepted if the digital files are not submitted in accordance with the guidelines.

If your application is lodged via the NSW Planning Portal, Council will review the application and if all information is submitted correctly, will contact you to pay the relevant fee. Council will not begin assessing the application until all the relevant fees are paid.

A computer is available at Council’s Customer Service Centre for you to use the online service, otherwise it can be lodged from your home or office.  If you need assistance using the online service, please view the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s How To Guide or contact Service NSW on 1300 305 695 for additional support.

Related forms/documents
Need planning advice?

Contact Council's Duty Planner:

  • Phone 9083 8484
  • Visit 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