Application fees

Application fees cover the administrative costs associated with processing your application.

Building application fees (statewide) 

  2017–18
Application fee for single and multiple residential (per house/unit) $124.99

Single residential application fees

Standard fees for a new single residential building approval are as follows:

  2017–18
Application fee $124.99
Sewer connection fee $ 21.17
Water service activation fee $135.28
Total $281.44

Additions/alterations to single residential

  2017–18
Application fee (sewered and non-sewered areas) $124.99

Minor applications

  2017–18
Application fee (e.g. pools, sheds) $ 36.49

Construct a new building or alter an existing building

Application fees are calculated based on the estimated construction cost of a building:

Up to $22,500 $ 31
$22,501–$200,000 $106
$200,001–$500,000 $420
$500,001–$1 million $680

Where the construction cost is over $1 million, the application fee is calculated on a sliding scale:

Over $1 million – $10 million = $1.10 per $1,000
Over $10 million = $11,000 + $0.30 per $1,000 for every $1,000 over $10 million

How to calculate this fee

Construction cost = $13 million
$11,000 (first $10 million) + $900 (3 million/1,000 x 0.3 ) = $11,900

Note: In addition to the above, sewer connection fees, water service fees, miscellaneous sewer fees and infrastructure contributions may also apply to your application.

Construct a new building or alter an existing building

Application fees are calculated based on the estimated construction cost of building: 

Up to $22,500 $ 25
$22,501–$200,000 $ 85
$200,001–$500,000 $330
$500,001–$1 million $550

Non-residential application fees reflect the additional costs to building in country areas 

For buildings with a construction cost over $1 million, the application fees are calculated on a sliding scale:

Over $1 million – $10 million = $0.90 per $1,000
Over $10 million = $9,000 + $0.25 for every $1,000 over $10 million

How to calculate this fee

Construction cost = $13 million
$9,000 (first $10 million) + $750 ($3 million/1,000 x 0.25 ) = $9,750.00

Note: In addition to the above, sewer connection fees, water service fees, miscellaneous sewer fees and infrastructure contributions may also apply to your building application.

  2017–18
Maximum retained of
cancelled building fees
$146.16

Sewer connection fee

For new developments or for sewer conversions (i.e. existing buildings converting from septic tanks to a connection to our sewer mains):

2017–18
Sewer connection fee $ 21.17

Further information 

For multi-residential, non-residential and mixed use developments, we can provide a quotation of the fees if you submit a 'Quote request' via BuilderNet, alternatively you can complete our Building fees estimate request form and forward it to:

Post: Building Services, PO Box 100 Leederville WA 6902 

Email: building.services@watercorporation.com.au