Building Advice

When to get help

If you are in doubt about any building-related matter, we suggest you contact us.

Ask our advice about your Building or Occupancy Permit

Did you know we offer free pre-lodgement meetings? Pre-lodgement meetings are a quick and easy way to find out whether you need a Building or Occupancy Permit before you apply.  Our advice can help you save time in the application phase, so you get it right from the start. No appointment is necessary, just come into our Administration Office at 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood or call us on 9411 3444 during business hours, 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Who can help

Building Surveyors

Our Building Surveyors can assist you with:

  • The legislative requirements of the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012
  • Building related permits including approval processes and how to apply
  • Building in bushfire prone areas
  • Building cladding audit.

Compliance Officers

Our Compliance Officers can assist you with:

  • Unauthorised building work and/or structures
  • Site inspections ie. what occurs at a site visit
  • Lodging a complaint regarding alleged unauthorised building works, non-compliance with building permit conditions or untidy building sites.

Swimming Pool Inspectors

Our Swimming Pool Inspectors can assist you with:
  • Pool safety barrier requirements
  • Pool safety barrier inspections.

When you need an appointment

If you would like to talk to a Compliance Officer or Swimming Pool Inspector, we recommend you contact us to make an appointment.

There is no need to make an appointment to contact a Building Surveyor. Simply contact us via phone or email, or drop into the City’s Administration Centre.

More information and contact

Please contact us on 08 9411 3444 or at [email protected]



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.