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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.

A Building Permit is required for all patios attached to another building regardless of its size or height.  Patios that are 10m2 or less in area, not greater than 2.4m in height and freestanding do not require a building permit.

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.