City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Request for Building Plans

Owners wishing to obtain copies of approved plans for their properties may be able to obtain them from the City of Cockburn.

Plans available:
The City's Building Services has building plans dating back to the 1970s and prior. However over time, some plans have deteriorated and may not be available.

The City stores its plans in various formats including the following:

  • Electronic scanned images
  • Microfiche
  • Hard copy

Depending on the quality of the plans and the information retained, the City can generally provide the following information:

  • Building Licence / Building Permit Application Form 
  • Building Licence / Building Permit
  • Plans - site plan, floor plan and elevations
  • Footing Details

Who can request copies of building plans?

Only the owner of the property or their authorised agent is entitled to view or request copies of the City's building records.

The owner/authorised agent includes:

  • The person shown in the City's record as being the owner.
  • A person who is authorised in writing by the owner.

The City will require proof of identity and/or authority when a search request is made.


How to Order:

A completed request for copy of building plans form may be lodged:

  • In person at the City's Administration Office,
  • By fax or email to Building Services (NOTE: please complete the Credit Card Authorisation form)

Application Fee


A non-refundable search fee of $82.00* (incl. GST) to obtain copies of all building licences / permits and plans relevant to your property.

Alternatively, an applicant may select individual licences / permits and plans for $32.00* (incl. GST) per building licence / permit.


A non-refundable search fee of $50.00* (incl. GST) for each building licence / permit search. The City's Building Services, if requested, may allow the applicant to view the plans prior to copying. The cost of copying is $4.50* per A1 sheet and $1.50* per A3 sheet.

The search fee must be paid at the time of lodgement. The fee allows for a maximum of 5 x A3 (or smaller sheets) or 2 x A1 sheets per building licence / permit to be copied. If additional sheets are required to be copied, the applicant will be notified and the following charges will apply - $4.50* per A1 sheet and $1.50* per A3 sheet.

Generally a request will be processed by the City within 4 working days.

Download these Documents:

NOTE:  To undertake a search of the City's records, there are search fees applicable to this service. Please refer to the Information Sheet for a schedule of fees.

If you wish to pay by Credit Card, please download and complete the Credit Card Authorisation document, and submit along with your application.

Need further information?

Contact Building Services
Tel: 9411 3444
Fax:  9411 3333