; What approvals do I need? - Patios - City of Wanneroo

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What approvals do I need? - Patios

Description An open sided structure enclosed on no more than half of its perimeter with a roof cover that is impervious to water and used for outdoor entertainment.
Do I need approval?

Planning Approval (also referred to as Development Approval) may be required for a patio. Should it be required, planning approval must be obtained prior to a building permit being issued.

Planning approval is not required if the proposed patio is compliant with the Residential Design Codes in the following zones:

  • Residential, Mixed Use, Business, Commercial, Rural Community or Special Residential

Planning approval is always required if the proposed patio varies from the Residential Design Codes or if the proposal is on land zoned as follows::

  • Rural Resource, General Rural or Special Rural  

A Building Permit is required for patios greater than 10m2. Patios that are less than 10m2 and under 2.4m in height do not require Council approval unless there is already a patio situated on the property and/or the patio is going to be attached to an existing building.

What do I need to submit?


Please refer to the City's DA Checklist - Residential Additions for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.


Please refer to the City's Patio Information Sheet for a complete list of the information required to apply for a building permit.

If your structure has already been constructed without prior approvals and/or permits, please refer to our Unauthorised Works page which includes a separate application checklist.

Fees & Lodgement


Please refer to the below page for further information regarding application fees.

Planning and Building Application Fees


The City's preferred method for submitting Planning and Building applications is online. Please refer to the below links to lodge an application.

Online Planning Forms

Online Building Forms

Do not hesitate to contact the City on 9405 5000 if you have any queries prior to lodgement.