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 although over time some plans have deteriorated and are not 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 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

Payment of the search fee must be tendered at time of lodgement.  Please refer to the Information Sheet  for current fees.  To lodge an application via fax or email please complete the Credit Card Authorisation form.

Once the application has been lodged and fees paid, a search for your plans will be conducted.  Generally the application will be processed within 2 working days.

Download these Documents:

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
E-mail: customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au