Hooray, our new website is live!

We've revamped our space to be simpler and more welcoming for everyone. Why the change? Discover the reasons behind our redesign.



We currently cover 86% of Australia's population within 194 authorities. For this number we're only counting places where the main planning authority is covered. As an example, most of Victoria is covered by the SPEAR system but not all Victorian planning applications go through it. So, we don't include SPEAR in our population count.

We don't yet cover the whole country, but we are working on it. New authorities are being added all the time, so if your local authority isn't listed below sign up anyway and you'll start receiving alerts once it has been included.

Where does application data come from?

To be able to display and send alerts for planning applications, Planning Alerts needs to download applications from as many councils as possible. As the vast majority of councils don't supply the data in a reusable, machine-readable format we write web scrapers for each local government authority. These scrapers fetch the data from council web pages and present it in a structured format so we can load it into the Planning Alerts database.

If you are a programmer and would like to write a scraper for your local authority read our guide on writing scrapers.

If you work for a local authority and would like to make your data available we highly recommend using the Application Tracking Data Interchange Specification (ATDIS).

Data reliability

From time to time planning authorities change their websites which breaks the scrapers that gather the planning data. Here is a complete list of all the planning authorities we source data from and their status.

Possibly broken
Authorities marked like this means we haven't received planning data from them for a while so something is wrong, possibly a broken scraper.

State Currently sorted by Authority Currently sorted by Population
ACT ACT Planning & Land Authority 454499
NSW Albury City Council 56093
NSW Armidale Regional Council 29124
NSW Ballina Shire Council 46296
NSW Bathurst Regional Council
Possibly broken
NSW Bayside Council 175184
NSW Bega Valley Shire Council 35942
NSW Bellingen Shire Council 13253
NSW Berrigan Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Blacktown City Council 396776
NSW Blue Mountains City Council 78121
NSW Bogan Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Broken Hill City Council 17588
NSW Burwood Council 40217
NSW Byron Shire Council 36116
NSW Camden Council
Possibly broken
NSW Campbelltown City Council 176519
NSW Canterbury-Bankstown Council 371006
NSW Central Coast Council 346596
NSW Cessnock City Council 63632
NSW City of Canada Bay 89177
NSW City of Lismore 44334
NSW City of Ryde 129123
NSW City of Sydney 211632
NSW City of Wagga Wagga 67609
NSW Coffs Harbour City Council 78759
NSW Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council
Possibly broken
NSW Cowra Council 12724
NSW Cumberland Council 235439
NSW Dubbo Regional Council 54922
NSW Eurobodalla Shire Council 40593
NSW Fairfield City Council 208475
NSW Forbes Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Georges River Council 152274
NSW Goulburn Mulwaree Council 32053
NSW Greater Hume Council
Possibly broken
NSW Griffith City Council 27086
NSW Gunnedah Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Hawkesbury City Council 67207
NSW Hornsby Shire Council 151811
NSW Inner West Council 182818
NSW Inverell Shire Council 17853
NSW Kempsey Shire Council 30688
NSW Kiama Municipal Council 23074
NSW Ku-ring-gai Council 124076
NSW Kyogle Council 9359
NSW Lake Macquarie City Council
Possibly broken
NSW Lane Cove Council 39438
NSW Leeton Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Lithgow City Council 20842
NSW Liverpool City Council 233446
NSW Liverpool Plains Shire Council 7551
NSW Maitland City Council 90226
NSW Mid-Coast Council 96579
NSW Mid-Western Regional Council 25713
NSW Mosman Municipal Council 28329
NSW Muswellbrook Shire Council 16357
NSW Nambucca Valley Council
Possibly broken
NSW Northern Beaches Council 263554
NSW North Sydney Council 68950
NSW NSW Department of Planning Major Project Assessments
Possibly broken
NSW NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority
NSW NSW Sydney and Regional Planning Panels
NSW Orange City Council
Possibly broken
NSW Parkes Shire Council 14361
NSW Parramatta City Council 256729
NSW Penrith City Council 217664
NSW Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 86762
NSW Port Stephens Council 75276
NSW Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council 63304
NSW Randwick City Council 134252
NSW Richmond Valley Council
Possibly broken
NSW Shellharbour City Council 76271
NSW Shoalhaven City Council 108531
NSW Singleton Council 24577
NSW Strathfield Municipal Council 45593
NSW Sutherland Shire Council 230211
NSW Tamworth Regional Council 63070
NSW The City of Newcastle 168873
NSW The Hills Shire Council 191876
NSW Tweed Shire Council 97392
NSW Upper Hunter Shire Council 14229
NSW Uralla Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Walcha Council
Possibly broken
NSW Walgett Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Warrumbungle Shire Council 9225
NSW Waverley Council 68605
NSW Weddin Shire Council 3608
NSW Willoughby City Council 75613
NSW Wingecarribee Shire Council
Possibly broken
NSW Wollondilly Shire Council 53961
NSW Wollongong City Council 214564
NSW Woollahra Municipal Council
Possibly broken
NSW Yass Valley Council
Possibly broken
NT Northern Territory Land Information System 232605
QLD Brisbane City Council 1242825
QLD Bundaberg Regional Council
Possibly broken
QLD Burdekin Shire Council
Possibly broken
QLD Cairns Regional Council 166943
QLD Cassowary Coast Regional Council 29157
QLD Central Highlands Regional Council 27836
QLD Charters Towers Regional Council
Possibly broken
QLD Fraser Coast Regional Council
Possibly broken
QLD Gladstone Regional Council
Possibly broken
QLD Gold Coast City Council 625087
QLD Gympie Regional Council 53242
QLD Ipswich City Council 229208
QLD Livingstone Shire Council 39398
QLD Lockyer Valley Regional Council 41101
QLD Logan City Council 345098
QLD Mackay Regional Council 121691
QLD Maranoa Regional Council
Possibly broken
QLD Moreton Bay Regional Council 476340
QLD Noosa Shire Council 56298
QLD Redland City Council 159222
QLD Rockhampton Regional Council 81968
QLD Scenic Rim Regional Council 42984
QLD Southern Downs Regional Council 36290
QLD Sunshine Coast Regional Council 342541
QLD Toowoomba Regional Council 173204
QLD Townsville City Council 192768
QLD Western Downs Regional Council 33843
QLD Whitsunday Regional Council 37152
SA South Australia Planning Portal
Possibly broken
TAS Clarence City Council 61531
TAS Dorset Council
Possibly broken
TAS Hobart City Council 55077
TAS Huon Valley Council 18259
TAS Kingborough Council 40082
TAS Launceston City Council
Possibly broken
TAS Sorell Council
Possibly broken
VIC Ararat Rural City Council 11880
VIC Ballarat City Council 113763
VIC Banyule City Council
Possibly broken
VIC Baw Baw Shire Council 57626
VIC Bayside City Council (Victoria) 101306
VIC Boroondara City Council 167900
VIC Brimbank City Council 194618
VIC Campaspe Shire Council 38735
VIC Cardinia Shire Council 118194
VIC Casey City Council 365239
VIC City of Glen Eira 148908
VIC City of Greater Bendigo 121470
VIC City of Greater Geelong 271057
VIC City of Moonee Valley
Possibly broken
VIC City of Port Phillip 101942
VIC City of Stonnington 104703
VIC City of Whittlesea
Possibly broken
VIC Corangamite Shire 16115
VIC Darebin City Council 148570
VIC East Gippsland Shire Council
Possibly broken
VIC Frankston City Council 139281
VIC Gannawarra Shire Council
Possibly broken
VIC Golden Plains Shire Council 24985
VIC Greater Shepparton City Council 68409
VIC Hobsons Bay City Council 91322
VIC Horsham Rural City Council 20429
VIC Hume City Council 243901
VIC Kingston City Council 158129
VIC Knox City Council
Possibly broken
VIC Latrobe City Council 77318
VIC Macedon Ranges Shire Council 51458
VIC Manningham City Council 124700
VIC Maroondah City Council 115043
VIC Melbourne City Council 149615
VIC Monash City Council 190397
VIC Moorabool Shire Council 37632
VIC Moreland City Council 171357
VIC Mornington Peninsula Shire Council 168948
VIC Nillumbik Shire Council 62895
VIC Pyrenees Shire Council 7671
VIC Rural City of Wangaratta 29808
VIC South Gippsland Shire Council 30577
VIC Streamlined Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals
VIC Surf Coast Shire Council 37694
VIC Swan Hill Rural City Council 21403
VIC Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission
VIC West Wimmera Shire Council
Possibly broken
VIC Whitehorse City Council 169346
VIC Wyndham City Council 292011
VIC Yarra City Council
Possibly broken
VIC Yarra Ranges Shire Council 156068
WA City of Bunbury
Possibly broken
WA City of Busselton
Possibly broken
WA City of Cockburn 118091
WA City of Gosnells 126376
WA City of Perth
Possibly broken
WA City of South Perth 43405
WA City of Stirling 226369
WA City of Wanneroo
Possibly broken
WA Development Assessment Panels
Possibly broken
WA Fremantle City Council 31930
WA Swan City Council 152974
WA Vincent City Council
Possibly broken