You may need a Planning Permit, a Building Permit or both to build a pergola on your property.

Is the structure a pergola?

To be a pergola, the structure you are building must have no roof.

A pergola may have a covering of open-weave permeable material which allows water to pass through, such as shade cloth.

How to use this guide

To help you work out which permits you need, begin at Step 1 and answer the questions one at a time.  You may be asked to measure the area or width of the pergola, or refer to the site plan to see the position of the pergola relative to the building.

Before you begin

Example of a pergola

Example of a pergola

If you need help with Planning Permits, contact our Statutory Planning team on 9278 4888 or email Statutory Planning.
If you need help with Building Permits, contact our Building Services team on 9278 4999 or email Building Services.

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