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Wollongong City Council

Fire Safety Certificates and Statements

The building owner or their representative must regularly provide paperwork to both Council and NSW Fire and Rescue to confirm they’re meeting fire safety standards.

These documents must also be prominently displayed in the building.

The paperwork below must be signed by the owner or their representative, and the competent fire safety practitioner.

You must complete your fire safety certificate or statement using the format and compulsory wording from the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. Council may reject statements or certificates that are not completely correctly.

Registration fees for fire safety statements and certificates can be found in the Fees section of this page.


Annual Fire Safety Statement submission for residential and business owners

In line with COVID-19 restrictions being progressively lifted by the NSW Government, Council is returning to normal arrangements for the lodgement of Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS).

Any AFSS due on or after 9 June 2020 will need to be submitted by the due date.

If you need an extension of time to submit the AFSS, you can lodge a Request to Stay Penalty Notice Application PDF, 392.94 KB.

This application should be supported with your reasons for seeking an extension of time.

For more information about the Annual Fire Safety Statement deferral, please call our Fire Safety team on (02) 4227 7111.

A Fire Safety Certificate must be submitted by the building owner for:

  • a new building, before it is used
  • changed use of a building, before the building is used, or
  • fire safety upgrade works required by Council.

Use the form below to submit a Fire Safety Certificate, and return it to Council and NSW Fire and Rescue with a copy of the Fire Safety Schedule.

Fire Safety Certificate form DOCX, 165.53 KB

After the Fire Safety Certificate has been issued, you will need to submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement every 12 months.

This annual statement must be submitted within 12 months of the date of issue of the Fire Safety Certificate or the previously given annual fire safety statement.

Use the form below to submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement, and return it to Council and NSW Fire and Rescue with a copy of the Fire Safety Schedule.

Fire Safety Statement form  DOCX, 155.44 KB

This statement only applies to critical fire safety measures. These are measures that are important enough to need inspection more often than once a year.

The fire safety schedule will list any measures that are considered critical, and how often they need to be inspected.

Annual / Supplementary Fire Safety Statement form PDF, 79.24 KB

It is an offence not to provide an Annual Fire Safety Statement by the due date.  Heavy and continuing weekly penalty notices apply.

1 week late: $1000
2 weeks late: $2000
3 weeks late: $3000
4+ weeks late: $4000

These penalties can also apply if your statement or certificate is not prepared in line with the state regulation.

Failure to submit an Annual Fire Safety Statement could also lead to legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court, with penalties up to $110,000.

Council may consider requests for small extensions of time to lodge fire safety statements in extenuating circumstances.

If you cannot lodge a complete annual statement by the due date, you must notify us using the form below, and submit it with payment of the approved fee.

Request to Stay Penalty Notice Form  PDF, 392.94 KB

If you have a history of making late submissions, we are unlikely to support an application for an extension.

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Parent HierachyArea Fee NameFee Name GSTGST Current Fee (incl. GST)Current Fee (incl. GST)
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameRenewal administration service fee for first licence – S608 of LGA GSTY Current Fee$117.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameRenewal administration service fee for second and subsequent licences associated with the same property – S608 of LGA GSTY Fee Description50% of above fee
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameBoarding House & Fire Safety Non-compliance Inspections – first inspection GSTY Current Fee$308.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameBoarding House & Fire Safety – Follow-up Inspections GSTY Current Fee$228.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameAnnual Fire Safety Statement - Request to stay penalty infringement notice GSTN Current Fee$109.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameCompliance Cost Notice - In respect of any costs or expenses relating to the preparation or serving of the notice of intention to give an order pursuant to the EP&A Act 1979 issued under Schedule 5 Development Control Orders - Part 2 Fire Safety Orders and a Building Product Rectification Order pursuant to the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 GSTN Current Fee$455.00
Parent HierachyDevelopment Assessment | Fire Safety Fee NameCompliance Cost Notice - In respect of any costs or expenses relating to an investigation that leads to the giving of an order pursuant to the EP&A Act 1979 issued under Schedule 5 Development Control Orders - Part 2 Fire Safety Orders and a Building Product Rectification Order pursuant to the Building Products (Safety) Act 2017 GSTN Current Fee$910.00