Planning authorities currently covered by the service

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.

We currently cover 84% of Australia's population within 185 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.

If you are a programmer and would like to write a scraper for your local authority, or work for a local authority and would like to make your data available, find out how you can get involved.

From time to time planning authorities change their websites which breaks the scrapers that gather the planning data. In the list below you can also see the authorities that we haven't received planning data from for a while which is a good indication that something is wrong. These are marked as possibly broken. You can help by providing a donation or volunteering to help us fix it.

Note that you can also reorder the list by population if you're interested in fixing the scrapers for the authorities with the largest population.

State Authority Population (2017 estimate)
ACT ACT Planning & Land Authority 411667
NSW Albury City Council 52949
NSW Armidale Regional Council 30594
NSW Ballina Shire Council 43457
NSW Bathurst Regional Council 42779
NSW Bayside Council 174378
NSW Bega Valley Shire Council 34102
NSW Bellingen Shire Council possibly broken 12946
NSW Berrigan Shire Council possibly broken 8664
NSW Blacktown City Council 357479
NSW Blue Mountains City Council 78968
NSW Bogan Shire Council possibly broken 2692
NSW Broken Hill City Council possibly broken 17734
NSW Burwood Council possibly broken 39310
NSW Byron Shire Council possibly broken 33987
NSW Camden Council 87068
NSW Campbelltown City Council 164508
NSW Canterbury-Bankstown Council possibly broken 368045
NSW Central Coast Council (Gosford) possibly broken 176821
NSW Central Coast Council (Wyong Shire) 162375
NSW Cessnock City Council possibly broken 57521
NSW City of Canada Bay 94150
NSW City of Lismore 43905
NSW City of Ryde 124497
NSW City of Sydney 232926
NSW City of Wagga Wagga 64265
NSW Coffs Harbour City Council 75503
NSW Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council possibly broken 11141
NSW Cowra Council possibly broken 12694
NSW Cumberland Council 231443
NSW Dubbo Regional Council 50077
NSW Eurobodalla Shire Council 38288
NSW Fairfield City Council possibly broken 208468
NSW Forbes Shire Council possibly broken 9910
NSW Georges River Council 158411
NSW Goulburn Mulwaree Council possibly broken 30556
NSW Greater Hume Council 10686
NSW Griffith City Council possibly broken 26586
NSW Gunnedah Shire Council 12661
NSW Hawkesbury City Council 66623
NSW Hornsby Shire Council 149113
NSW Inner West Council 182043
NSW Inverell Shire Council 16815
NSW Kiama Municipal Council 22450
NSW Ku-ring-gai Council possibly broken 124444
NSW Kyogle Council 8870
NSW Lake Macquarie City Council 203376
NSW Lane Cove Council 38742
NSW Leeton Shire Council 11168
NSW Lithgow City Council possibly broken 21565
NSW Liverpool City Council 217586
NSW Liverpool Plains Shire Council possibly broken 7867
NSW Maitland City Council 80989
NSW Mid-Coast Council 92462
NSW Mid-Western Regional Council possibly broken 24076
NSW Mosman Municipal Council 30564
NSW Muswellbrook Shire Council 16431
NSW Nambucca Shire Council 19688
NSW North Sydney Council 73032
NSW Northern Beaches Council possibly broken 268666
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 41468
NSW Parkes Shire Council 14894
NSW Parramatta City Council 243276
NSW Penrith City Council 205043
NSW Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 81404
NSW Port Stephens Council 71736
NSW Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council 56027
NSW Randwick City Council 151996
NSW Richmond Valley Council 23399
NSW Shellharbour City Council 70994
NSW Shoalhaven City Council 103012
NSW Singleton Council 23482
NSW Strathfield Municipal Council 43803
NSW Sutherland Shire Council 227546
NSW Tamworth Regional Council possibly broken 61571
NSW The City of Newcastle 162358
NSW The Hills Shire Council 167847
NSW Tweed Shire Council 94857
NSW Upper Hunter Shire Council possibly broken 14112
NSW Uralla Shire Council possibly broken 6103
NSW Walcha Council possibly broken 3144
NSW Walgett Shire Council possibly broken 6190
NSW Warrumbungle Shire Council possibly broken 9451
NSW Waverley Council 73300
NSW Weddin Shire Council possibly broken 3641
NSW Willoughby City Council 79681
NSW Wingecarribee Shire Council 49649
NSW Wollondilly Shire Council possibly broken 51002
NSW Wollongong City Council 213132
NSW Woollahra Municipal Council 58456
NSW Yass Valley Council possibly broken 16739
NT Northern Territory Lands Group 247491
QLD Brisbane City Council possibly broken 1209322
QLD Bundaberg Regional Council 94711
QLD Burdekin Shire Council possibly broken 17235
QLD Cairns Regional Council 163814
QLD Cassowary Coast Regional Council 29689
QLD Central Highlands Regional Council possibly broken 28645
QLD Charters Towers Regional Council possibly broken 11968
QLD Fraser Coast Regional Council 104051
QLD Gladstone Regional Council possibly broken 61640
QLD Gold Coast City Council 591356
QLD Gympie Regional Council 51586
QLD Ipswich City Council 206549
QLD Livingstone Shire Council 36272
QLD Lockyer Valley Regional Council 41011
QLD Logan City Council 320583
QLD Mackay Regional Council 116618
QLD Maranoa Regional Council 12791
QLD Moreton Bay Regional Council 449310
QLD Noosa Shire Council 54654
QLD Redland City Council 154617
QLD Rockhampton Regional Council 79726
QLD Scenic Rim Regional Council 41753
QLD Southern Downs Regional Council 35601
QLD Sunshine Coast Regional Council 311211
QLD Toowoomba Regional Council 166045
QLD Townsville City Council possibly broken 192988
QLD Whitsunday Regional Council 35050
SA South Australia Planning Portal 1723671
TAS Clarence City Council 56148
TAS Dorset Council 6617
TAS Hobart City Council 52785
TAS Huon Valley Council possibly broken 16870
TAS Kingborough Council possibly broken 37133
TAS Launceston City Council 66802
TAS Sorell Council possibly broken 14771
VIC Ballarat City Council 105438
VIC Banyule City Council possibly broken 129125
VIC Baw Baw Shire Council 50687
VIC Bayside City Council (Victoria) 104274
VIC Boroondara City Council 179640
VIC Brimbank City Council 207009
VIC Campaspe Shire Council 37592
VIC Cardinia Shire Council 102425
VIC Casey City Council 326820
VIC City of Glen Eira 151439
VIC City of Greater Bendigo possibly broken 110477
VIC City of Greater Geelong possibly broken 245751
VIC City of Moonee Valley 116671
VIC City of Port Phillip possibly broken 100863
VIC City of Stonnington 113737
VIC City of Whittlesea possibly broken 197491
VIC Corangamite Shire 16051
VIC Darebin City Council 158745
VIC East Gippsland Shire Council possibly broken 45040
VIC Frankston City Council 134143
VIC Golden Plains Shire Council possibly broken 23120
VIC Greater Shepparton City Council 66007
VIC Hume City Council 197376
VIC Kingston City Council 161056
VIC Knox City Council 161842
VIC Latrobe City Council possibly broken 75211
VIC Macedon Ranges Shire Council 46100
VIC Manningham City Council possibly broken 124262
VIC Maroondah City Council 110376
VIC Melbourne City Council 158923
VIC Monash City Council possibly broken 196856
VIC Moreland City Council possibly broken 176971
VIC Mornington Peninsula Shire Council possibly broken 163847
VIC Nillumbik Shire Council possibly broken 64626
VIC Rural City of Wangaratta 29087
VIC South Gippsland Shire Council possibly broken 29324
VIC Streamlined Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals
VIC Surf Coast Shire Council possibly broken 31350
VIC Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
VIC Whitehorse City Council 162078
VIC Wyndham City Council 241100
VIC Yarra City Council 95981
VIC Yarra Ranges Shire Council 156891
WA City of Bunbury 31919
WA City of Busselton possibly broken 38375
WA City of Cockburn 110156
WA City of Gosnells 122922
WA City of Perth possibly broken 27340
WA City of South Perth 41989
WA City of Stirling 210208
WA City of Wanneroo 188212
WA Development Assessment Panels possibly broken
WA Fremantle City Council 30638
WA Swan City Council 140018
WA Vincent City Council possibly broken 35768

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