Application Forms and Permits (Planning)

Planning (Development) applications can be lodged via email to, via post, or over the front counter. If you have travelled overseas recently or have any cold or flu like symptoms we ask that you refrain from lodging a planning application over the front counter during the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect yourself and the Town's staff. Should you have to visit the administration building then please note we will not be accepting any cash payments: Paywave or credit card only.

Planning applications submitted via email must include attachments not exceeding a total of 7MB, consisting of a PDF set of plans scaled to 1:200 or less, with a cover letter and supporting information in accordance with the Planning Application Submission Checklist.

In an effort to make a potentially confusing process a little more simple the Town of Cottesloe has provided a planning application checklist. This form allows the applicant to see what is required by the Town in order to process the application. Click the heading to download the form and check that you have everything for your submission.

Should you have any further queries regarding planning (development) applications, please view the Planning FAQ page.

Applications for Determination by a Development Assessment Panel

An application with a development value of $10 million and above must now be determined by a Development Assessment Panel (DAP). Applicants also have the option for panel determination of applications with a development value between $2 million and $10 million. Each DAP consists of five members: the presiding member, two additional specialist members and two elected local government members. Application forms, an Applicant's Brochure and other information is available on the DAPs website at

Metropolitan Region Scheme - Form 1

Please use this form for planning applications requiring approval by the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Subdivision & Strata Applications

Although subdivision applications are made to the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC), it is worth checking the general feasibility of your proposal with the Town's Planning Department on 9285 5042 prior to lodgement.