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

What approvals do I need? - Garages

Description A garage is a roofed structure, other than a carport, designed to accommodate one or more motor vehicles.
Do I need approval?

Planning Approval (also referred to as Development Approval) is not required for a Garage if it meets the deemed to comply provisions of the Residential Design Codes or District Planning Scheme No. 2 and is within the Residential zone. Planning approval must be obtained prior to a building permit being issued.

A Building Permit is required for a garage.

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 Garage 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.