Apply for an asset protection permit

If you are doing any work that requires a building permit, including demolition, you must obtain an asset protection permit before you start work.

Asset protection permits helps us to maintain public safety by monitoring potential damage to Council-owned property and community infrastructure.

Council assets include things like:

  • drains and storm water pits
  • nature strips, street vegetation and trees
  • road pavement, kerbs and channels
  • footpaths
  • poles and signs
  • vehicle crossings (driveways).

How to apply

Apply online

Step 1.Allow enough time

Assessing an application for an asset protection permit can take up to ten business days. Ensure you apply with enough time before works are due to commence.

Step 2.Register for online services

Before you lodge a planning permit application, you will need to register for access to Council's online portal.

Please note:

  • Most registrations are approved within one business day
  • You will only need to register once - you will then have access to lodge future applications and other requests online

Register for Council's online services

Step 3.Prepare

As part of the application, you will need to:

Step 4.Complete the online form

Apply for an asset protection permit


A non-refundable administration fee of $455 applies. There is no bond required. 

This fee amount is correct as of 1 July 2023.

If your permit is approved, we will send you an invoice for the permit fee. The invoice must be paid within 28 days of the issue date. 

Pay for your asset protection permit.

What happens next? 

Receive your permit and start work

After you submit the application and pay the permit fee, we will process your permit within 10 business days and notify you via email. Once you receive your permit, you can start your building works.