Cashless Notice – Strathfield Council Customer Service Centre
As of 1 July 2021, cash payments are no longer accepted at Strathfield Council’s Customer Service Centre.
Payment options when visiting our Customer Service Centre are:
• Personal cheques for ‘personal related matters’ only (capped at $5,000). This includes all non-development related payments such as payment of rates, invoices and payments of applications/permit fees.
• Credit card (Master or Visa card only) and debit card payments.
• For any development related fees we will only accept credit/debit card or bank cheques.
Please note: all credit card payments will incur a 0.7% processing fee.

From 1 July 2020, all planning applications, including Development Applications and Complying Development Certificates for Strathfield Council will need to be electronically lodged online via the NSW Government Planning Portal.

The new process enables customers to lodge applications anytime using the online portal.

Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

Please click here for further information and how-to-guides outlining the steps for the new development application process.

Before you can make changes to a building, you may need to a lodge a Development Application.

A Development Application (DA) is a formal request for consent to carry out development. This type of development approval is the most common way of obtaining development consent in NSW.

In this section of the website you will find all the information required to lodge a DA via the NSW Planning Portal.

Accessing Development Applications

Development applications and associated documents are ‘open access’ documents under the Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2009. 

Development Applications and all associated documentation to support the application can be viewed on Council’s website via the DA Tracker and searching for the relevant property or application number and year.

The online DA tracking facility provides information on all Development Applications since 1 January 2015 and acts as Council’s Public Register of Consents.

Documents provided by Strathfield Council are for information purposes only, as required by relevant legislation.  Copyright laws still apply to these documents.  Some documents may have been amended (redacted) in order to protect personal information such as phone numbers, fax numbers and signatures.