Building Advice

When to get help

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

Also, seeking our advice before you apply for approval or a permit, will help to avoid delays during the assessment process.

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]



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)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

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, present and emerging.