Building Approval Certificate

A building approval certificate confirms a building has been assessed by a registered building surveyor for compliance and that a certificate of building compliance has been issued.

Find out the process of lodging an application for a building approval certificate here. 

Step 1 - Determine if you need a building approval certificate 

Apply for a building approval certificate:

  1. To obtain retrospective approval for unauthorised building work associated with a Class 1 or Class 10 building or structure
  2. To confirm compliance with the applicable building standards for a building with any classification with existing authorisation which previously did not require an approval to occupy.

Step 2 - Complete an application form

Building approval certificate 

Step 3 - Gather supporting documents

Your BA13 application must be accompanied by:

  • A certificate of building compliance (BA18) signed by a building surveyor
  • Copies of all plans and specifications specified on the certificate of building compliance
  • Written evidence of the following as relevant to the building or structure:
    • An approval required under the Health Act 1911 section 107(2)(a) or (b)
    • An approval required under the Planning and Development Act 2005
    • An approval required under the Health (Aquatic Facilities) Regulations 2007 Part 2 Division 1
    • An approval required under the Local Government (Uniform Local Provisions) Regulations 1996 regulation 12(2)
  • Where applicable, evidence of consent(s) from each affected owner where work encroaches onto or adversely impacts other land

Step 4 - Submit your application

Your full application (including a complete form and supporting documents) can be submitted: 

In person: Administration Office at 1915 Pinjarra Road, Pinjarra

Post: PO Box 21, Pinjarra, WA, 6208 

Email: mailbag@murray.wa.gov.au

Step 5 - Make payment

If you are submitting your application in person, please bring payment with you.

If you are submitting your application electronically, we will contact you to arrange payment once your application has been registered. 

Fees and Charges

Step 6 - Shire assessment

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 7 - Certificate issued

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