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Coastal development approval search (tidal works)

Conduct a Coastal Development Approval Search (tidal works).

A Coastal Development Approval Search (tidal works) is used to obtain a record of approval for tidal works issued prior to 18 November 2005.

A tidal works search will confirm if existing tidal works (generally including the construction or demolition of structures such as jetties, pontoons, seawalls, navigation channels, and marina basins) have been approved.

To obtain confirmation of an approval of prescribed tidal work* undertaken after 18 November 2005, contact the relevant local government authority.
* (Prescribed tidal work is tidal work that is completely or partly within a local government tidal area and includes integral parts of the structure that extends onto land above high water mark).

What information do I need to do a search?

Before you start the search you will need:

How much does it cost?

View costs for an online Coastal development approval search (tidal works).

When will I get my results?

Search results will be posted back to you in approximately 15 working days.

If you have not received your Coastal Development Approval Search (tidal works) results in the mail after 15 working days, contact the Department of Environment and Science on 1300 130 372 and select Option 4.

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Last reviewed
24 August 2016
Last updated
15 July 2014
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