Material change of use

A Material change of use means a change in the way a property is being used. For example, when a block of land with a single dwelling house on it changes to multiple dwellings.

When an approval is required

You need development approval for a Material change of use when there is:

  • the start of a new use of the premises; or
  • the re-establishment on the premises of a use that has been abandoned; or
  • a material change in the intensity of scale of the use of the premises.

How to apply

Use this form to apply for a Material change of use. Fees apply. Refer to our Register of fees & charges for details.

Online

Step 1.Gather your documents

Refer to How to lodge a development application page for detailed information on how to prepare your application.

For any enquiries related to approvals for the use of a premises for short-term accommodation please contact the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708 for more information.

You will need to complete the following supporting documents:

State Government DA Form 1

Depending on your application you may also need to complete one or more of the following:

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 2.Complete and submit our online form

Once you have all your supporting documentation, complete and submit your application form.

Apply online

In person

Step 1.Gather your documents

Refer to How to lodge a development application page for detailed information on how to prepare your application.

For any enquiries related to approvals for the use of a premises for short-term accommodation please contact the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708 for more information.

You will need to complete the following supporting documents:

State Government DA Form 1

Depending on your application you may also need to complete one or more of the following:

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Material change of use and/or reconfiguring of lots form(PDF, 634KB).

Step 3.Visit one of our customer service centres

Submit your application and pay at one of our customer service centres Monday to Friday between 8.15am and 4.30pm.

By mail

Step 1.Gather your documents

Refer to How to lodge a development application page for detailed information on how to prepare your application.

For any enquiries related to approvals for the use of a premises for short-term accommodation please contact the Planning Enquiries Centre on 07 5582 8708 for more information.

You will need to complete the following supporting documents:

State Government DA Form 1

Depending on your application you may also need to complete one or more of the following:

For help preparing your application, contact us on 07 5582 8708.

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download, print and complete the Material change of use and/or reconfiguring of lots form(PDF, 634KB).

Step 3.Send us your completed application from and payment

Post to:

Planning Assessment, City Development
Economy Planning & Environment
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast MC QLD 9726