Building Permit fees

The minimum fee payable with a Building Permit application is now $110.00.

Fees required for the issue of a Building Permit are as per Part 6 of the Building Regulations 2012.

Building Permit fees are calculated at a value of 0.32% of the estimated construction cost as determined by the local government for residential work and outbuildings, and 0.2% of the estimated construction cost for commercial and industrial work.

On behalf of the Construction Training Fund (CTF), the Shire collects a levy calculated at 0.2% of the construction cost (including GST) of a development which is then forwarded to the CTF Board for funding ongoing industry training. This levy is only payable when the works approved exceeds $20,000.

Fees for permits (building, occupancy, building approval certificates and demolition) for projects valued at $45,000 or less cost $61.65.

If the value of the work is over $45,000 the levy will be calculated at 0.137%.

Applications for retrospective approval of unauthorised building work:

  • $45,000 or less will attract a higher levy set as a flat rate of $123.30
  • More than $45,000, will be 0.274% of the value of the work.

The following document has been created to help you calculate building fees:

Building Fee Calculator (XLS)

Lodging an Application

If you would like to lodge an application online please email to or we accept applications at the Shire Administration Office or via Australia Post to 7000 Great Eastern Highway Mundaring WA 6073.

More information and contact

For more information, please contact the Shire’s Building Services on (08) 9290 6660 or email