Fees and Charges

A complete list of the fees Council charges for the various services it provides, such as the gym at Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

Note:  From October 2016, Council will no longer be offering refunds by cheque

As part of our continuing effort to improve the quality of services we provide to you, Hornsby Shire Council is implementing a new corporate IT system, which will make payments quicker and easier.

The new system, which will go live over the 2016 October long weekend, will reduce processing times and speed up repayments to our customers. As part of this change, we will no longer be able to refund payments by cheque, and instead will use Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT).

Payees will now be required to provide their BSB number, Account Number and Account Name as requested.

Payment refunds will be processed weekly, and most payments will be received within 7 days.

Fees and Charges 2016/17

The Fees and Charges 2016/17 (complete list) - 4.8MB were adopted by Council at its meeting of 8 June 2016 for implementation from 1 July 2016.

Method for Calculating Fees and Charges


Abandoned Vehicles

  • Light vehicles
  • Heavy vehicles


  • Wisemans Ferry
  • Brooklyn

Community and Cultural Facilities

  • Arcadia Community Centre
  • Asquith Community Centre
  • Baden Powell Hall (Brooklyn)
  • Beatrice Taylor Hall (Hornsby)
  • Beecroft Community Centre
  • Berowra Community Centre
  • Brooklyn Community Meeting Room
  • Brooklyn Leisure and Learning Centre
  • Cherrybrook Community and Cultural Centre
  • Cowan Community Centre
  • Dangar Island Community Centre
  • Epping Community Centre
  • Epping Creative Centre
  • Epping Leisure and Learning Centre
  • Galston Community Centre
  • Glenorie Community Centre
  • Gumnut Community Centre
  • Hawkins Hall (Thornleigh)
  • Hornsby Leisure and Learning Centre
  • Hornsby Heights Community Centre
  • Hornsby Youth and Family Centre
  • Mount Colah Community Centre
  • Mount Kuring-gai Community Centre
  • Pennant Hills Community Centre
  • Pennant Hills Leisure and Learning Centre
  • Roselea Community Centre
  • Thornleigh Community Centre
  • Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre (Hornsby)
  • West Epping Community Centre
  • Wisemans Ferry Community Centre
  • Miscellaneous charges

Community Services

  • Community and Cultural Development activities
  • Pop-up shop space
  • Hornsby Art Prize
  • Home Modification Services


  • Gutter and vehicular crossings
  • Laybacks
  • Concrete sawing
  • Tender documents


  • Commercial filming

Financial Services

  • Section 603 Certificate
  • Dishonoured cheques/direct debits
  • Credit card payments


  • Subpoenas
  • Council reports and minutes
  • Requests for information (GIPA)
  • Copying


Hornsby Mall

  • Busking
  • Display stalls/giveaways
  • Fundraising
  • Vehicular access
  • Amusement rides
  • Events
  • Outdoor seating areas
  • Markets
  • Shire wide street vending


Major Events

Materials Handling


  • Berowra Waters water supply
  • Directional signs

Natural Resources

  • Noxious Weed Certificate
  • Fire Permit fee
  • Resources
  • Expert opinions
  • Bar Island access
  • Mountain bike track hire
  • Vegetation offset

Planning and Building

Development services

  • Pre-Lodgement
  • Development Applications
  • Modification of a development consent
  • Review of a determination
  • Advertising / notification of a Development Application
  • Development requiring concurrence of another government authority
  • Integrated development
  • Amended application plans
  • Developer Contributions - Section 94
  • Section 68 approvals - Local Government Act 1993
  • NSW Government planning reform fee
  • Miscellaneous fees
Building services
  • Construction Certificates
  • Complying Development Certificates
  • Mandatory building inspections
  • Occupation Certificates - interim or final
  • Building Certificate applications
  • Swimming pools
  • Miscellaneous building services fees
Subdivision services
  • Construction Certificates
  • Inspections
  • Bonding of works
  • Subdivision Certificate - linen release
  • Miscellaneous subdivision items
Strategic Planning services
  • Zoning Certificates
  • Amendment of Environmental Planning Instrument
  • Voluntary Planning Agreements
  • Sale of publications
  • Copying

Property Services

  • Maps
  • GIS
  • Outdoor dining (excluding Hornsby Mall)
  • Property Services


  • Parks and Ovals
  • Sporting Field Classes
  • Cricket Classes
  • Seasonal floodlighting
  • Oval and court hire
  • Synthetic fields
  • Commercial personal/group fitness/dog trainers
  • Public reserve hire (non sporting)
  • Weddings
  • Special event hire
  • Miscellaneous
  • Commercial photography

Regulatory Services

  • Companion animals
  • Environmental protection inspections and notices
  • Onsite sewage management
  • Section 608 inspections
  • Sections 735A and 121ZP notices and orders searches
  • 88G Certificate
  • Public health inspections
Road Openings
  • Service Authorities and Plumbers/Drainers/Owners/Builders

Rural Fire Service Facilities Hire

  • Westleigh
  • Berowra

Traffic and Road Safety

  • Private carpark management fees
  • Line marking of driveways
  • Construction zone signs
  • Crane and container permits
  • Dangar Island Vehicle Permit
  • Impounding of items other than vehicles
  • Supply of photograph (traffic matter)
  • Traffic Management Plans/Road closures
  • Tree Inspections
  • Tree offset actions
Waste Management
  • Commercial garbage and recycling
  • Domestic waste
  • Street sweeper hire
  • Emergency sullage removal
  • Hire of vehicle on Dangar Island
  • Sundries
  • Bin hire - public events
  • Workshop/talk/seminar