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

Building application fees (statewide)

Building application fees (statewide)  
  2020-21
Application fee for single and multiple residential (per house/unit) $125.99

Single residential application fees

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

Single residential application fees   

2020-21
Application fee $125.99
Sewer connection fee $22.20
Water service activation fee $141.87
Total $290.06

Additions/alterations to single residential

Additions/alterations to single residential

2020-21
Application fee (sewered and non-sewered areas) $125.99

Minor applications

Minor applications

2020-21
Application fee (e.g. pools, sheds)  $36.78

Sewer connection fee

Sewer connection fee

2020-21
Sewer connection fee $22.20

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
  • 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

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

Maximum retained of canceled building fees 

2020-21
Maximum retained of cancelled building fees $148.19

More 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