Planning subdivision fees and forms

Subdivision forms, fees, guides and general information.

Subdivision application processing at our Perth Office

Conformance checking of subdivision applications at our Perth office will be available between 11 am–12 pm Monday to Friday only. Applications can be lodged in person at any other time, but will be treated the same as mailed applications and processed in the order they are received.

The Department’s preferred method of receiving subdivision applications is online through our ePlan electronic processing service.

How to submit your application

All application forms listed below are interactive PDF files.  To submit an application, download the form, complete the form on screen and print copies of your completed form. Please be advised that files cannot be saved unless you have the Adobe Acrobat Professional installed on your device.

Important information

Please be aware that the agendas and minutes of WAPC meetings are made available on the PlanningWA website. As a result, information supplied to the WAPC relevant to your application or to assist the WAPC in making a determination may be subject to public access.

Extension of time for endorsement of diagram or plan of survey

In July 2020, the Planning and Development Act 2005 (PD Act) was amended to include a new Part 18 Extension of time for endorsement of diagram or plan of survey due to COVID-19 pandemic, which grants an automatic two-year extension to certain subdivision approvals as a result of the State of emergency coming into effect on 16 March 2020.

These extension provisions are detailed in section 288 of the PD Act and provide a 5 year approval period for applications creating 5 lots or less, and a 6 year approval period for applications creating more than 5 lots, beginning on the day on which the WAPC approved the plan of subdivision. 

The Part 18 extension only applies in the following circumstances:

Application WAPC determination

IF before the 16 March 2020:

A plan of subdivision was approved by the WAPC

AND immediately before the 16 March 2020:

The WAPC approval was still valid; and

The WAPC has not endorsed it's approval on the diagram or plan of survey

IF before 16 March 2020:

The Form 1A application was submitted

AND on or after 16 March 2020:

A plan of subdivision was approved by the WAPC

The extension does apply to subdivision approvals that are proposed to be staged, provided that the WAPC had not previously endorsed a diagram or plan of survey for the proposed lots within the stage before the 16 March 2020. 

This automatic extension does not apply to Form 1A subdivision applications that were lodged with the WAPC on or after 16 March 2020, however section 145A will provide for applications for extension to be made for these approvals, once Part 12 of the Planning and Development Amendment Act 2020 is proclaimed.

Any queries in respect to the extension of time can be directed to the Department’s Planning Support team on 6551 9909.

Fees and Forms

Freehold, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata) or community titles (land) scheme subdivision

Please note Form 1A can be submitted and paid online via ePlan. Once the application is successful and login credentials have been received, you can log in via eLodgement. Guidance notes and technical support are available from the login page.

View the flow chart of subdivision process below.

Subdivision Applications and Fees Application for Approval of Freehold, Survey-Strata and Leasehold (Survey-Strata) Subdivision
Form 1A - Application for Approval of Freehold, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata) or community titles (land) scheme subdivision

Endorsement of deposited plan, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata) or community titles (land) scheme plan

Please note Form 1C can be submitted and paid online via ePlan. Once the application is successful and login credentials have been received, you can log in via eLodgement. Guidance notes and technical support are available from the login page.

Form 1C - Application for Endorsement of deposited plan, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata) or community titles (land) scheme plan

Amended plan/s for freehold, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata), community titles (land) scheme or community titles (building) scheme subdivision

Form 2A - Amended plan/s for freehold, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata), community titles (land) scheme or community titles (building) scheme subdivision

Reconsideration of WAPC decision on freehold, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata), community titles (land) scheme or community titles (building) scheme subdivision

Form 3A - Request for Reconsideration of WAPC decision on freehold, survey-strata, leasehold (survey-strata), community titles (land) scheme or community titles (building) scheme subdivision

Approval or endorsement of strata and leasehold (strata) plan

Forms should be completed and emailed to info@dplh.wa.gov.au

Form 15A - Application for Approval of a Strata Plan or Leasehold (Strata) Plan
Form 15C - Application to Western Australian Planning Commission for Endorsement of a Strata Plan or a Leasehold (Strata) Plan

Applicable fees for ‘type 1-4’ amendments to existing strata titles schemes

The fees for approval of subdivision (Form 1A) are set out in the Planning and Development (Fees) Notice 2021 (as amended) Clause 1(1) fees apply to an application to amend an existing survey-strata scheme (‘type 1-4’ amendment) and are based on the number of lots proposed.
For example, a Form 1A application to amend an existing survey-strata scheme (‘type 1-4’) that results in 4 survey-strata lots, would be charged a fee of $3,772 (2-100 lots = $3,460 plus $78 per lot). At Form 1C endorsement stage, $677 (2 – 100 lots = $645 plus $8 per lot).

The relevant fees for an application to amend an existing built strata scheme (‘type 1-4 amendment’) are set out in the Strata Titles (General) Regulations 2019, Schedule 6 Item 3, and are based on the number of proposed lots.

For example, a Form 15A application to amend a built strata scheme (‘type 1-4’) that results in 10 built strata lots, would be charged a fee of $1,477 (2 – 100 lots = $1,217 + $26 per lot). Note there is no fee for a Form 15C under the Strata Titles Regulations 2019.

Updates to eLodgement, subdivision forms and application guides will be released shortly to reflect current fees.

Approval or endorsement of a community titles (building) scheme subdivision

Forms should be completed and emailed to info@dplh.wa.gov.au

Form 29A - Approval or endorsement of a community titles (building) scheme subdivision

Approval or endorsement of a community titles (building) scheme plan

Forms should be completed and emailed to info@dplh.wa.gov.au

Form 29C - Approval or endorsement of a community titles (building) scheme plan
Page reviewed 31 August 2022