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Wollongong City Council

Online Services

Welcome to Wollongong City Council's one-stop-shop to make applications and payments, or report an issue.

You can complete simple tasks as a guest user, or set up an account to save time and access a wider range of online services.

Pick an option below to start.

To create a new user account, please use the Login or register button, then click the link Don't have an account?

User types explained

Registered users

Registered users can access all of our online services. This makes it easy to lodge and track all your applications, requests and payments using one login.

You can also save draft applications and update your details as a registered user.

Guest users

Guest users can:

  • Create requests, and track with a tracking number
  • View DAs on exhibition and past development-related applications (Application Tracking)
  • Search our online maps
  • See general land and property information
  • Pay invoices or bills issued by Council.

Help

If you need help to access or use our online services, call our Customer Service Team on (02) 4227 7111 during business hours.

Common questions about our online services

Setting up an account

If you've made online applications or payments to Council in the past, you may already have a login for our old system.

Please note that this login will not automatically work on our new Online Services portal. You will need to register as a new or existing customer to access our new system.

See the How do I register as an existing customer? section of this page for details.

You can register as an existing customer if you have a copy of your Council rates notice.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Click the button at the top of this page to Login or register
  2. On the login screen, click the link Don't have an account? This will take you to a registration screen.
  3. On the registration screen, tick the box  Are you an existing customer with Council?
  4. Enter the Assessment Number shown on your rates notice (see the example below)
  5. Enter all your other details, then click Submit.

How to find your Assessment Number

Your assessment number is shown in the top right corner of your rates notice.

Example of rates notice showing Assessment Number position

Don't have a rates notice?

If you don't have a rates notice, you can still set up a new account without entering an assessment number. Please note that the system will not automatically show your property information.

No. Anyone is welcome to create an online services account.

Yes, you can create a business account.

If you need both a business and a personal account, you can create these as separate accounts. Each account must use a different email address.

Click the 'forgotten password' link on the login screen, then enter your email address. If you have an account attached to that email address, you will be sent a link to reset your password.

If this doesn't work, please call us on (02) 4227 7111 for help.

Using our online services

Tracking requests

Registered users: click the 'My Requests' button to see a list of your past and current applications.

Guest users: click the 'Track Request' button and enter a tracking number to check the progress of a request.

Tracking applications

Registered users: click the 'My Lodged Applications' button to see all of your past and current applications.

Guest users: use the 'Application Tracking' button and enter an application number.

If you're a regular customer of Council, you'll notice that our new system is set out a little differently than you might be used to.

Below is a quick guide to where you can find some common applications and information using our new online portal.

Item Location in Online Services Available to
Bush Fire Attack Level CertificatesLodge an Application (Planning & Development)Registered users only
DAs on exhibition
Includes option to Lodge a Submission.
Development Applications on Exhibition Everyone
Development Application Register
Search by address or application number.
Application Tracking  Everyone
Development Consents
Search by address or application number.
Application Tracking  Everyone
Event applicationsLodge an Application (Use of Public Land)Registered users only
Filming and photography applicationsLodge an Application (Use of Public Land)Registered users only
Interpreter bookingsLodge an Application (Community & Cultural Services)Registered users only
Land information
Legal descriptions of land parcels.
Public Land Search Everyone
Maps
View general map, or toggle layers to see planning and other information.
Public Maps
(or see our Maps page for links to different types of maps)
Everyone
Payments to Council
Pay a bill or invoice sent to you by Council.
Pay Now Everyone (have your invoice or payment reference number handy)
My AccountRegistered users only
Permit applications
Includes Tree Permits, business activities work zones, and road, frontage or driveway works.
Lodge an Application (Permits & Licences) Registered users only
Property certificate applications
Includes 10.7 Certificates, Building Information Certificates, Flood Level Information, Rates or Payments Owed and more.
Lodge an Application (Certificates) Registered users only
Property information
including Lot number, Council Ward and property type
Public Property Search Everyone
Rates notice copy Lodge an Application (Council Services) Registered users only
Resize your red binLodge an Application (Council Services)Registered users only
Report an issue or request a service Create Customer Request Everyone
Track a request or report Track Request Everyone
(using a tracking number)
My Requests Registered users only
(no tracking number needed)
Track an application Application Tracking Everyone (using a tracking number)
My Lodged Applications Registered users only (no tracking number needed)
Update my contact information
Change your name, address, email and phone.
My DetailsRegistered users only
Create Customer Request (Update My Contact Details)Everyone
Update my business details
Or add a new business to your existing account. (??)
My OrganisationRegistered users only

For most applications that involve payment, you will need to pay using a credit card to complete the application.

For some applications, Council will send you an invoice to pay at a later date.

Where other payment methods are available, this will be noted during the application process, or on the invoice we send to you.

When using our online portal, there is an 'Enterprise search' field at the top of the page.

This field lets you search for functions that are available in the portal.

Please note, you can't search for detailed information, such as a property address to view past Development Applications for that property, using this field.

Terms of use

By using our online services, you accept and agree to our terms of use. These will be shown each time you login.

You can also read our general terms of use which apply to all of Council's online services and websites.