The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 sets out the requirements for content available in Planning Certificates. You can apply for either a Part 2 Certificate or a combined Part 2 & Part 5 Certificate.

Planning Certificate (Section 10.7) – Part 2

The Part 2 certificate contains relevant planning information such as land zoning, complying development, heritage, bush fire, geotechnical & flooding risk and other required matters.

Planning Certificate (Section 10.7) – Part 2 & 5 (Combined)

The combined Part 2 & 5 certificate contains the above information as well as planning information that Council is aware of. This may include environmental constraints or other matters that Council considers relevant to the affected property.


A Planning Certificate is not a development approval. It merely states whether or not development is possible on your property.

Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016

The matters referenced in Planning Certificates are regulated by Schedule 2 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2021. In relation to the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 this only includes confirmation of land that is biodiversity certified. The Planning Certificate will not confirm if the land is included in the Department of Planning & Environment’s Biodiversity Values Map or triggers the requirements of the Biodiversity Offset Scheme. 

Planning Certificates Forms

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