Request a copy of building plans

To request online

Choose from the options below

What types of building plans or documents can you request?

You can request the following types of building plans:

  • House plans / original construction plans.
  • Occupancy permits
  • Construction insurance documents.

These plans are usually architectural drawings. We can't guarantee they include structural drawings. All building plans are stored off-site and we can only retrieve electronic copies from the storage facility.

Looking for drainage and sewerage plans?

It's unlikely these building plans will contain information relating to drainage, sewerage, plumbing or electrical plans specifically for your site. You can:


Who can request the plans or documents?

You need to be the owner or have written, signed authorisation from the owner to be able to request plans.

If you are the agent of the owner or a Lessee, you must provide written, signed authorisation from the owner of the property to make this application.

If the property is an apartment building, the Owners Corporation must request a copy of plans/documents. The Owners Corporation chairperson will need to provide evidence of their appointment with this request.

If the property is owned by a company, a copy of the company search listing the individual director seeking the information must be provided. This is available via the ASIC website.


How much does it cost?

View our full list of fees.

How to pay

You can pay by credit card through SecurePay when you make a request online. 

If you are requesting by post, we only accept payment by cheque.


How to request

To request an electronic copy of building plans, select one of the following options:


For owners:

If you are the owner of the property, you can request your building plans online.

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For non-owners:

If you are not the property owner, you must get written and signed consent from the owner before making a request.


First, download and complete the Owner Consent form to attach with your request. Make sure you have all the required documentation.

Building permit documents - owner consent form
Building permit documents - owner consent form
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Then, select 'Request now' to begin:

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Other ways to request:

To request an electronic copy of building plans in person or by post, download and complete the following:

Request building permit documents
Request building permit documents
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What happens next?

Once your request is made, an electronic copy of the building plan(s) will be emailed to you. We are unable to provide hard copies of building plans.