Lodging a Development Application through the NSW ePlanning Portal

From 1st July 2021, the NSW Government requires all Development Applications to be lodged via the NSW ePlanning Portal, and applications will no longer be able to be lodged over the counter at Council. 
 
The ePlanning Portal is a digital service where the community, industry and government can use the same space to access and deliver of planning services to support effective planning in NSW. The Portal will streamline and enhance existing Development Application processes to improve the planning experience for the community, industry and all levels of Government. 
 
You can apply for the following via the ePlanning Portal:
- Development Applications
- Complying Development Certificates
- Construction Certificates
- Subdivision Certificates
- Subdivision Works Certificates
- Occupation Certificates
- Section 68 Certificates (Onsite Waste Water/Water Supply etc.)
 
Details on how to lodge an application are below, and links to detailed instructions are provided.  
 
If you are having difficulty using the Online DA Service, please contact the ePlanning support team at NSW Planning at eplanning@planning.nsw.gov.au(link sends e-mail) or 1300 305 695.
 
1. Register or Log In
 
To lodge your application online, you must create an account and log into the ePlanning Portal.  
 
2. Create A New Application  
 
Select the type of application you are lodging, e.g. a Development Application or Complying Development Certificate. 
 
Follow the prompts to add details regarding the application, e.g. contact details, site location, and type of development proposed.  
 
3. Upload Documents 
 
Upload electronic versions of the required documentation into the ePlanning Portal
 
The type of information that accompanies an application will vary depending on your proposal and site. See Councils Proposed Development General Information Checklist for information on required documentation. 
 
Other Oberon Council Forms include:
 
4. Pay Fees
 
Lodgement fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your Development Application. Your application will not be determined until all outstanding fees have been paid.
 
Further Assistance  
 
The NSW Government has detailed instructions to lodge applications – click here
 
If you are having difficulty using the Online DA Service, please contact the ePlanning support team at NSW Planning at eplanning@planning.nsw.gov.au(link sends e-mail) or 1300 305 695.