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Update on Planning, Building & Environmental Health Services


As the COVID-19 environment continues to change and to maintain a safe working environment, the Shire of Denmark has implemented changes to the Planning, Building & Environmental Health Services.

First of all, we would like to stress we are still here for the community; please continue to lodge your applications and make development enquiries, we are here to help.


If you intend to submit a Planning or Building Application, please do so by the following methods

as the Shire’s Administration office is no longer available to the public. 

  • Email

Please send your application to 

  • Mail

Please send your application via post to:              

   Shire of Denmark,  PO Box 183,  Denmark   WA   6333 

  • USB

Please send your application on a USB.  Via mail (see above) or although the admin office will be closed we do have a letter box located on the left-hand side of the main doors.  If using the shire admin office letter box, please state on your envelope who the USB is from.


If you require planning, building and/or environmental health advice, please email your query to  or call our Customer Service Team on 98480312  or  98480313. 

As our Planning and Building officers will be working remotely, your message will be forward to an officer to reply to your query as quickly as possible.



Thinking of investing in the Shire?

Whether it be a large or small investment decision we encourage you to make contact with Council Officers in the first instance to ensure that your investment decision will be a wise one, and can be accommodated with a minimum of fuss, bureaucracy and frustration – particularly if there are Council or other legislative approvals required.

Denmark is ‘open for business’ and we invite you to discover and explore all that our beautiful Shire has to offer.


View Planning Services page.

Planning Services, commonly referred to as the 'Town Planning Department', are responsible for the guidance of all development and land uses within the Shire of Denmark through implementation of orderly and proper planning principles.

Planning Services staff provide advice to the public, ratepayers, builders and developers on development provisions within the Shire, how to submit applications for development approval and the planning process.


View Building Services page.

For information relating to building services including applications, permits, licences and Council requirements.


View Supporting Local Business page.

Council has a number of Policies and Procedures in place which aim to support local business and ensure transparency and ethical behaviour when purchasing goods and services.


Apart from the many Corporate and Planning documents you might find on our website, we also suggest further information and reading to inform your decision about investing in our Shire from some of the following sources:

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics - Business & Employment by Local Government Authority

2016 Quick Stats for the Shire of Denmark

Denmark Chamber of Commerce

Regional Development Australia - Great Southern - Publications

Great Southern Development Commission - Publications - An Australian Government Initiative

Small Business Centre Great Southern

nbn's Sky Muster