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 73% of Australia's population within 217 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)
QLD Brisbane City Council 1209322
QLD Gold Coast City Council 591356
QLD Moreton Bay Regional Council 449310
ACT ACT Planning & Land Authority 411667
NSW Blacktown City Council 357479
VIC Casey City Council 326820
QLD Logan City Council 320583
QLD Sunshine Coast Regional Council 311211
NSW Northern Beaches Council 268666
NT Northern Territory Lands Group 247491
VIC City of Greater Geelong 245751
NSW Parramatta City Council 243276
VIC Wyndham City Council 241100
NSW City of Sydney 232926
NSW Cumberland Council 231443
NSW Sutherland Shire Council 227546
NSW Liverpool City Council 217586
NSW Wollongong City Council 213132
NSW Fairfield City Council 208468
NSW Canterbury-Bankstown Council (Bankstown) possibly broken 208229
VIC Brimbank City Council 207009
QLD Ipswich City Council 206549
NSW Penrith City Council 205043
NSW Lake Macquarie City Council 203376
VIC Monash City Council 196856
QLD Townsville City Council 192988
VIC Boroondara City Council possibly broken 179640
VIC Moreland City Council 176971
NSW Central Coast Council (Gosford) 176821
SA City of Onkaparinga 170404
NSW The Hills Shire Council 167847
QLD Toowoomba Regional Council 166045
NSW Campbelltown City Council 164508
VIC Mornington Peninsula Shire Council possibly broken 163847
QLD Cairns Regional Council possibly broken 163814
NSW Central Coast Council (Wyong Shire) 162375
NSW Newcastle City Council possibly broken 162358
VIC Knox City Council 161842
VIC Kingston City Council 161056
NSW Canterbury-Bankstown Council (Canterbury) possibly broken 159816
VIC Melbourne City Council 158923
VIC Darebin City Council 158745
VIC Yarra Ranges Shire Council 156891
QLD Redland City Council 154617
NSW Randwick City Council 151996
VIC City of Glen Eira 151439
NSW Hornsby Shire Council 149113
SA City of Salisbury 141484
WA Swan City Council 140018
VIC Banyule City Council 129125
SA City of Port Adelaide Enfield 124818
NSW City of Ryde 124497
NSW Ku-ring-gai Council 124444
VIC Manningham City Council 124262
NSW Bayside Council (Rockdale) 123014
WA City of Gosnells 122922
QLD Mackay Regional Council 116618
SA City of Charles Sturt 116009
VIC City of Stonnington 113737
WA City of Cockburn 110156
VIC Ballarat City Council 105438
VIC Bayside City Council (Victoria) possibly broken 104274
QLD Fraser Coast Regional Council 104051
NSW Shoalhaven City Council 103012
VIC Cardinia Shire Council 102425
SA City of Tea Tree Gully 99405
VIC Yarra City Council 95981
NSW Tweed Shire Council 94857
QLD Bundaberg Regional Council 94711
NSW City of Canada Bay 94150
SA City of Playford 92066
SA City of Marion 91391
NSW Georges River Council (Hurstville) 90383
NSW Inner West Council (Marrickville) 88895
NSW Camden Council 87068
NSW Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 81404
NSW Maitland City Council 80989
NSW Willoughby City Council 79681
NSW Blue Mountains City Council 78968
NSW Coffs Harbour City Council 75503
NSW Waverley Council 73300
NSW North Sydney Council 73032
NSW Port Stephens Council 71736
NSW Shellharbour City Council possibly broken 70994
SA City of Mitcham 66834
TAS Launceston City Council 66802
NSW Hawkesbury City Council 66623
NSW Georges River Council (Kogarah) possibly broken 65910
VIC Nillumbik Shire Council 64626
NSW City of Wagga Wagga 64265
NSW Tamworth Regional Council possibly broken 61571
NSW Inner West Council (Leichhardt) 60709
SA City of West Torrens 59550
NSW Woollahra Municipal Council 58456
NSW Cessnock City Council 57521
TAS Clarence City Council possibly broken 56148
QLD Noosa Shire Council 54654
NSW Mid-Coast Council (Greater Taree) 53146
NSW Albury City Council 52949
TAS Hobart City Council 52785
SA Campbelltown City Council (South Australia) 51165
NSW Wollondilly Shire Council 51002
VIC Baw Baw Shire Council 50687
NSW Dubbo Regional Council 50077
NSW Wingecarribee Shire Council 49649
NSW Bayside Council (Botany Bay) possibly broken 47075
SA City of Burnside 45491
NSW Inner West Council (Ashfield) 44960
NSW City of Lismore 43905
NSW Strathfield Municipal Council 43803
NSW Ballina Shire Council 43457
NSW Bathurst Regional Council 42779
QLD Scenic Rim Regional Council 41753
NSW Orange City Council possibly broken 41468
SA Adelaide Hills Council 39652
NSW Mid-Coast Council (Great Lakes) 39316
NSW Burwood Council possibly broken 39310
SA City of Unley 39083
NSW Lane Cove Council 38742
WA City of Busselton possibly broken 38375
TAS Kingborough Council possibly broken 37133
SA City of Holdfast Bay 36671
SA City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters 36553
WA Vincent City Council 35768
SA Mount Barker District Council 34727
NSW Bega Valley Shire Council 34102
NSW Byron Shire Council possibly broken 33987
VIC Surf Coast Shire Council 31350
WA Fremantle City Council 30638
NSW Armidale Regional Council 30594
NSW Mosman Municipal Council 30564
NSW Goulburn Mulwaree Council possibly broken 30556
VIC South Gippsland Shire Council 29324
WA City of Perth possibly broken 27340
SA City of Mount Gambier 27036
SA Alexandrina Council 26792
NSW Griffith City Council 26586
SA The Barossa Council 24482
SA Adelaide City Council 24193
SA Town of Gawler 23702
NSW Singleton Council 23482
NSW Kiama Municipal Council 22450
SA City of Whyalla 22007
NSW Lithgow City Council 21565
SA City of Prospect 21166
SA The Rural City of Murray Bridge 20858
NSW Nambucca Shire Council possibly broken 19688
SA Port Pirie Regional Council 17718
QLD Burdekin Shire Council possibly broken 17235
TAS Huon Valley Council 16870
NSW Inverell Shire Council 16815
NSW Yass Valley Council possibly broken 16739
NSW Muswellbrook Shire Council 16431
SA City of Port Lincoln 16342
SA Light Regional Council 15219
SA City of Victor Harbor possibly broken 15113
TAS Sorell Council 14771
SA Port Augusta City Council possibly broken 14214
SA Copper Coast Council 14139
NSW Upper Hunter Shire Council possibly broken 14112
NSW Bellingen Shire Council 12946
NSW Cowra Council 12694
SA Wattle Range Council 12026
QLD Charters Towers Regional Council possibly broken 11968
SA District Council of Loxton Waikerie 11745
NSW Leeton Shire Council 11168
NSW Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council possibly broken 11141
SA Yorke Peninsula Council 11056
SA Berri Barmera Council 10841
SA Renmark Paringa Council 9850
NSW Warrumbungle Shire Council possibly broken 9451
SA Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council possibly broken 9317
SA Adelaide Plains Council 8983
SA Mid Murray Council 8884
NSW Berrigan Shire Council 8664
SA Naracoorte Lucindale Council 8552
SA District Council of Grant 8483
NSW Liverpool Plains Shire Council possibly broken 7867
SA Town of Walkerville 7859
SA Wakefield Regional Council 6919
SA Tatiara District Council 6773
NSW Walgett Shire Council 6190
NSW Uralla Shire Council 6103
SA District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula possibly broken 5721
SA Coorong District Council 5479
SA District Council of Yankalilla 5401
SA Kangaroo Island Council 4877
SA Northern Areas Council 4607
SA Regional Council of Goyder 4240
SA Municipal Council of Roxby Downs 4010
NSW Weddin Shire Council 3641
SA District Council of Ceduna 3549
NSW Walcha Council 3144
SA District Council of Mount Remarkable 2902
NSW Bogan Shire Council possibly broken 2692
SA District Council of Tumby Bay 2688
SA Barunga West Council 2568
SA Kingston District Council 2406
SA District Council of Streaky Bay 2181
SA Southern Mallee District Council 2070
SA District Council of Coober Pedy 1837
SA District Council of Cleve possibly broken 1820
SA District Council of Peterborough possibly broken 1721
SA The Flinders Ranges Council 1689
SA District Council of Robe 1422
SA District Council of Franklin Harbour possibly broken 1322
SA Wudinna District Council possibly broken 1292
SA District Council of Karoonda East Murray possibly broken 1126
SA District Council of Kimba possibly broken 1074
SA District Council of Elliston 1054
SA District Council of Orroroo Carrieton 896
NSW NSW Department of Planning Major Project Assessments
NSW NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority possibly broken
NSW NSW Joint Regional Planning Panels possibly broken
SA South Australia Planning Portal
VIC Streamlined Planning through Electronic Applications and Referrals
VIC Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation
WA Development Assessment Panels possibly broken

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