Lodge your application

Online development applications via the NSW Planning Portal

From 1 November 2020, Woollahra Council will only be accepting online Development Applications (DAs), including Section 4.55 Modification Applications and Section 8.2 Review Applications via the NSW Planning Portal. For more information please visit the NSW Planning Portal website.

Am I ready to lodge my DA?

  1. Make sure you have prepared your application correctly to avoid assessment delays. Rushing a development application to lodgement will cost you more time than you think.
  2. Lodge your DA and pay the fees.

How do I lodge my DA online?

Register with the NSW Department of Planning & Environment via their Planning Portal to create an account to submit your application.

Obtain all required documents

Supporting documentation is required when lodging an application. View the Submission Matrix(PDF, 290KB) (PDF) to make sure you have everything you need. In addition to the documents specified in the Submission Matrix, you will need to:

Lodge your application

You must prepare and submit your development application on the NSW Planning Portal.

The NSW Government Department of Planning & Environment has created a guide to walk you through registration and lodgement on the Planning Portal.

If your application is incomplete, you'll receive details on what is required via the Planning Portal.

Obtain an application fee quote

There are fees associated with the lodgement of a development application. Once your DA is accepted, a payment request with the relevant fees to be paid will be uploaded by Council to the NSW Planning Portal and you will be notified.

Application fees are detailed in Council's Fees and Charges.

Registration of the development application

Your application is registered with Council once the completeness check has been done and the fees have been paid.

Rejection at lodgement

Less than 1% of all applications lodged are rejected at lodgement. Avoid being affected by making sure you prepare your application and submit all the required materials. Find out when we will reject an application at lodgement.