Apply for a Subdivision Certificate

A Subdivision Certificate authorises the registration of the 'plan of subdivision' for lodgement with NSW Land and Property Information.  The plan of subdivision identifies each of the allotments approved under the original consent (if required) or each allotment subject to an exempt boundary adjustment.  The plan of subdivision is required to be prepared by a registered surveyor.

All types of subdivision (Torrens, Strata and Community Title) are required to be registered with NSW Land and Property Information before a new ‘allotment’ of a subdivision of land can be created.

The issue of a Subdivision Certificate confirms that the Principal Certifying Authority (Council or Accredited Certifier) is satisfied that works are completed in accordance with the applicable Development Consent and that the land is suitable to occupy.

Submit an application

Step 1.Create an account or log-in

Head to the NSW Planning Portal to login. Or follow the prompts to create an account. 

Step 2.Apply

Once your account is set up, you can submit your applications via the portal.  

Complete the online application for a Subdivision Certificate. See the guide on how to submit a Subdivision Certificate.

Step 3.Upload your documents

Depending on the type of works or use, there will be certain documentation that you will be required to lodge with your application.  

Step 4.Lodge for review

Once the application is submitted through the Portal, an initial review will be carried out to check the information provided is sufficient for Council to accept.

If we need more information before the application can be accepted, an officer will contact you to request this information or for further clarification. Once adequate information is provided, the application can be accepted.

Step 5.Application is ready to be accepted

When the application has been reviewed and considered ready for lodgement, an invoice will be sent to you for payment of the associated fees.

Assessment of your application will not commence until the fees have been received by Council.

Step 6.Assessment of the application

Once fees have been paid, the application will be registered. A site inspection will then be organised.

Officers will contact you if anything further is required.

If you need assistance using the Planning Portal, please view the Department's Help, Support and Training Page or you can call 03 5888 5100 for additional support.