Online forms

Many applications can be lodged online for your convenience. Please select the application you wish to lodge from the list below.

Please ensure that details (i.e. certificate type, property and contact details) are correct before placing an application. Council is unable to issue refunds for incorrectly entered information, duplicate applications, or for change of mind.

Digital Forms

Beach and Rockpool Bookings

Book online to hold a small or medium event on a beach or at a rockpool such as Surf Life Saving events, swimming lessons, annual swim clubs and surfing competitions. For any larger events requiring multiple venues over many days please complete a major event application.

 

Form #10002
Beach Parking Permit Application

Apply for a Beach Parking Permit which allows free parking in designated beach permit parking areas

- Permits expire on 31 August each year and are valid only if used in accordance with the instructions on the back of the permit.
- Permits can only be purchased by Northern Beaches Residents
- A maximum of 2 additional permits may be purchased per property by Northern Beaches Residents only. Proof of residency MUST be provided.
- Permits are NOT VALID at Rowland Reserve, Church Point Parking Precinct or Woorak Reserve Car Parking Areas - find out more.
- Council takes no responsibility for permits not received via post.

Please refer to the Policy for details

2023/24 Half year applications open 1 March 2024.

Form #3024
Building Information Certificate Application

Building Information Certificates can be obtained from Council to indicate existing structures are consistent with the Building Code of Australia and have the appropriate approvals.

Step 1 – Application checklist

To prevent unnecessary delays processing your application, please ensure:

- All property owners have signed the Owners’ Consent
- All supporting plans and documentation in relation to your application

Step 2 – Lodge application

Lodge application via the NSW Planning Portal.

Form #10003
Compliments and Complaint Forms

Compliments and complaints help us to understand what we’re doing well, and where we can improve our service to our community, so making it easy for you to have your voice heard is important to us.

We value your feedback and are committed to understanding any concerns you may have and dealing with them promptly and without prejudice.

Form #3005
Complying Development Certificate – Council Certifier

All homeowners on the Northern Beaches are now required to lodge their Complying Development Certificate Applications via the NSW Planning Portal.

Prior to lodging your CDC application, please follow these steps to ensure you lodge an assessment ready application.

Form #10004
Crane Airspace Approval Application

Prior to the placement of any type of crane on private land that will be operating in the air space of a public road or footpath.

Form #4120
DA Pre-Lodgement Meeting

Development Application (DA) Pre-Lodgement meetings provide the applicant an opportunity to obtain preliminary advice on development proposals prior to lodgement of a formal DA.  Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays remotely.

Form #2102
Design Sustainability Advisory Panel (DSAP) Meeting

A DSAP meeting is required for major development proposals including boarding houses, multi-unit housing, SEPP 65, or large commercial or industrial development. The application fee includes a DSAP meeting followed by a Pre-Lodgement meeting.

DSAP meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month and Pre-Lodgement meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Form #2100
Driveway Delineation Application

To install two L-shape delineation lines on either side of the driveway to assist vehicular access to the private property

Form #4035
Event Booking - Small and Medium Scale

Book online to hold a small or medium event on an open space venue (e.g park, reserve or beach). Please note restrictions may apply to certain venues.

 

Form #10005
Flood Information Report Application

To request flood information (flood levels, maps) for the purpose of a DA and general information.

Please check Council's Flood Hazard Map before applying to determine whether the property is identified as flood affected.

If you are not sure which report you require, please contact Council's Flood team on floodplain@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au or 1300 434 434.

Form #4030
Heritage Exemption Application

To seek exemption under s.5.10(3) of the LEP from the requirement for development consent for works of a minor nature or for the maintenance of a heritage item, Aboriginal object, Aboriginal place of heritage significance, archaeological site, or within a heritage conservation area. 

Form #2032
Hoarding Permit Application Form

You’ll need this permit if you plan to erect hoardings or other construction facilities on Council property. This includes overhead hoardings, scaffolding, site fencing and site offices. 

Approval for these structures is required under Section 138 of the Roads Act 1993.

Form #4017
Information Access - Formal Request

Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA), you’re entitled to see a lot of the information we hold in Council records.

Online application

As part of the online application you will need to upload a completed Online Application form with details of your request. Note: changes should only be made to the document once it's been saved or printed.

Paper application

Alternatively, you may complete a paper application and submit to Customer Service

Fees and Charges

There is an application fee of $30.

In certain circumstances, additional charges for processing may also apply.

 

Form #3028
Legal Documents Authorisation

Signing and extinguishment of positive covenants and restrictions as per user including on‐site stormwater detention system required under Section 88 of the Conveyancing Act 1919. 

Please refer to the below documents for guidance on how to submit an application and wording for annexures. For waste-related covenants, refer to Appendix E to H of the Waste Management Guidelines - Appendices.

Form #4023
Manly Dam Booking Application Form

Manly Dam has four picnic areas around the lake with over 30 picnic tables.

You can now book picnic tables online.

Form #4012
Manly Parking Permit Scheme - Residential - 1st and 2nd permit application

Resident parking permits enable residents to park on-street and avoid time limits in their scheme area.

Please ensure you have reviewed the eligibility and information about the permit before applying.

Form #3040
Occupation Certificate – Council Certifier

Before a building can be occupied, an Occupation Certificate must be obtained.

All homeowners on the Northern Beaches are now required to lodge their Occupation Certificate Applications via the NSW Planning Portal.

Prior to lodging your SC application, please follow these steps to ensure you lodge an assessment ready application.

Form #10006
Out of Work Hours Application

Conditions of consent restrict the hours of construction. On occasions there may be a need to work outside these set times. Council provides a process to assess and permit out of hours work. An urgency fee applies for any permits that require processing within 48 hours. Urgent applications must be made no later than 3pm in order to be processed the same working day.

Please review the conditions before applying for the Out Of Hours Works Permit to make sure you can comply with the requirements.

Form #2037
Outstanding Notices Application Form

A Section 735A & 121ZP Outstanding Notices certificate lists any outstanding notices and orders issued by Council in respect of a parcel of land.

Form #2042
Planning Certificate (Section 10.7 or S10.7)

This legal document provides you with the zoning of your property which assists in identifying all applicable rules. Planning certificate S10.7 is also known as zoning certificate (formerly section 149).

Please ensure that details (i.e. certificate type, property and contact details) are correct before lodging an application.  Council is unable to issue refunds for incorrectly entered information, duplicate applications, or for change of mind.

Form #2005
Pre-paid Parking Permit - PCYC Parking Station

Short-term pre-paid parking

For short-term pre-paid parking (up to 1 week or between 1 & 2 weeks), you will need to request an invoice by emailing parkingoperations@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Overnight and long-term parking

  1. Please complete the online application (links below).
  2. If you would like to set up monthly payments, please fill in the direct debit form. You will asked to upload the form when filling in the online application.
Form #4103
Private Certifier Certificates

As of 1 July 2021 all Complying Development Certificates, Construction Certificates, Occupation Certificates, Notice of Commencement and Appointment of Principal Certifiers issued by a Private Certifier are required to be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal.

Northern Beaches Council will no longer accept lodgement of any Private Certifiers Certificates after this date.

 

Form #10007
Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022 establishes a system to encourage people who work in the public sector to report serious wrongdoing without fear of reprisal, such as adverse treatment, intimidation or being sued for defamation. A report of wrongdoing made under the provisions of the PID Act is known as a Public Interest Disclosure (PID). 

Corrupt conduct, maladministration, serious and substantial waste of public money, breach of the GIPA Act, and local government pecuniary interest contravention are examples of serious misconduct. 

A report can be made using this form, in writing or verbally to any level 5 and above staff member (Team Leader, Manager, Executive Manager, Director, CEO) who will then report your PID to a Nominated Disclosure Officer, or you can report directly to any Nominated Disclosure Officer or the Complaints Resolution Team

Form #10012
Rowland Reserve, Woorak Reserve or Iluka Park Parking Permit

Permits are valid from 1 September to 31 August each year.

Half Year Permits are available from 1 March.

Form #4042
Section 603 certificate

A Section 603 Certificate (Local Government Act 1993) advises the amount (if any) due or payable to Council by way of rates, charges or otherwise outstanding on a property.

Form #1004
Skip Bin / Building Waste Application

To place any skip bin/building waste container (not exceeding 1.5m height or 2.0m width or 6.0m length) on a nature strip or road carriage way

Form #4051
Stand Plant Application

To place a crane/concrete pump or any other type of plant including excavator, scissor lift, boom or cherry picker on Council road carriageway

Form #4054
Strata Subdivision Certificate and Termination of Strata Plans

All Strata Subdivision Certificate (SC) applications on the Northern Beaches are now required to be lodged via the NSW Planning Portal.

Prior to lodging your SC application, please follow these steps to ensure you lodge an assessment ready application.

Form #10009
Tie-Up Facilities on Wharf - Church Point Commuter, Cargo Scotland Island, Bell, Carols and Careel Bay

Apply for a temporary licence to tie-up at Church Point Commuter, Cargo Scotland Island, Bell, Carols and Careel Bay

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Traffic Control Application

To Implement a Traffic Control Plan/Traffic Management Plan including Construction Traffic Management Plan, whenever traffic is being managed on the road pavement or footpath area but where an application to stand plant is not required

Form #4053
Tree Removal and Pruning Application

Online application

As part of the online application you will need to upload a completed Tree Removal Site Plan (PDF template), with details and owner's consent. Note: changes should only be made to the document once it's been saved or printed. 

- Only to be used together with the online form

Paper application

Alternatively, you may complete a paper application and attend a Customer Service Centre. Payment is required at the time of submission.  

Form #4000
WAC Pool Party Enquiry Form

Enquire about a super fun inflatable party for your child without having to worry about the mess.

Form #4078
Wedding Ceremony Application Form

Book online to hold a Wedding or Commitment Ceremony on a Council open space venue (e.g park, reserve or beach). Please note restrictions may apply to certain venues.

 

Form #10011
Works Zone Application

A Works Zone is a signposted parking restriction allowing construction vehicles engaged in construction work in or near the Work Zone to stand at the kerb

Form #4052