Demolition Permit

Demolition Permit Application

Step 1.Download an Application Form

A demolition permit (BA5) is required for the demolition, dismantling or removal of a building or structure.

There are some exemptions so we do recommend contacting our Building department before completing your application:

You can also consult Part 5, Division 2 of the Building Act, and Regulation 42 of the Building Regulations.

Step 2.Prepare Your Supporting Documents 

A BA5 application must be accompanied by:

  • Our checklist (PDF, 117KB)
  • Relevant information as required, e.g. site plans indicating building to be demolished
  • Copy of any planning approvals under the Planning and Development Act 2005 where required
  • Evidence of prescribed notifications, including:
    • To the Heritage Council of Western Australia if the building or structure to which the application relates —
      • Is subject to a Heritage Agreement under the Heritage Act section 29
      • Is entered in the Register of Heritage Places 
      • Is subject to a Conservation Order 
      • Is subject to an Order in Council 
    • The notification required by the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 regulation 3.119
    • Notification of the intended demolition work to each service providers including electricity, gas, telephone or water services 
  • Evidence that the building or structure to be demolished has been treated to ensure that it is not infested by rodents at the time of the demolition
  • Appropriate consent forms or court orders where work adversely affects other land
  • Where asbestos is present, details of the contractor
  • Payment of the fee and levy (if applicable)

Fees and Charges(PDF, 89KB)

The person named as demolition contractor may be required to be appropriately licensed by WorkSafe to carry out demolition work and may also require an asbestos removal licence.

Step 3.Submit Your Application to Us

In Person:

Please visit our Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra.

Bring along the:

  • Completed application form and checklist
  • Supporting documents
  • Payment - cash, card, cheque and money orders are accepted

By Email:

Email your application to mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au, including the:

  • Completed application form and checklist
  • Supporting documents
  • Payment – once your application has been registered we will contact you to arrange payment.

By Post:

Post your documents to PO Box 21, Pinjarra WA 6208.

Please ensure you include the:

  • Completed application form and checklist
  • Supporting documents
  • Preferred payment option - cheque or money orders are accepted

Step 4.Processing

We determine certified applications in 10 working days. If additional information is required we will contact you and continue to process your application once the information is received.  

If additional information is required we will contact you and continue to process your application once the information is received.  

Step 5.Permit Issuing

We will return your permit to you via email or post.