Fees and charges

As part of our continuing effort to improve the quality of services we provide to you, Hornsby Shire Council implemented a new corporate IT system in October 2016 making payments quicker and easier. The new system 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 2022/23

The Fees and Charges 2022/23 (PDF 5.6MB) were adopted by Council on 29 June 2022. These fees will take effect from 1 July 2022.


Abandoned Vehicles

  • Light vehicles
  • Heavy vehicles


  • Wisemans Ferry
  • Brooklyn

Community Services

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

Community Venues

  • Arcadia Community Centre
  • Baden Powell Hall (Brooklyn)
  • Beatrice Taylor Hall (Hornsby)
  • Beecroft Community Centre
  • Berowra Community Centre
  • Brooklyn Community Meeting Room
  • Cherrybrook Community and Cultural Centre
  • Cowan Community Centre
  • Dangar Island Community 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
  • Storey Park Community Centre (Asquith)
  • Thornleigh Community Centre
  • Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre (Hornsby)
  • Wisemans Ferry Community Centre
  • Miscellaneous charges


  • Gutter crossings
  • Vehicular crossings
  • Laybacks
  • Adjusting Utility Services
  • Concrete sawing
  • Miscellaneous
  • Tender documents


  • Commercial filming

Financial Services

  • Section 603 Certificate
  • Rate notice copies
  • Dishonoured payment
  • Credit card surcharge


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


Hornsby Mall

  • Busking
  • Display stalls/giveaways
  • Vehicular access
  • Events
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Markets
  • Shire wide street vending


Major Events

Materials Handling


  • Berowra Waters water supply
  • Directional signs

Natural Resources

  • Biosecurity Certificate
  • Resources
  • Expert opinions
  • Bar Island Certificate
  • 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
  • Extension of consent period
  • Developer Contributions – Sections 7.11 and 7.12
  • Other approvals and permits
  • NSW Government planning reform fee
  • Miscellaneous fees
  • Bonds and levies
  • Services

Building services

  • Construction Certificates
  • Complying Development Certificates
  • Mandatory building inspections
  • Occupation Certificates
  • 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 / plans / maps
  • Copying

Property Services

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


Regulatory Services

  • Companion animals
  • Environmental protection inspections and notices
  • Onsite sewage management
  • Environmental planning and assessment
  • Notices and Orders Searches under the Local Government and Environmental Planning and Assessment Acts
  • 88G Certificate
  • Public health inspections

Road Openings

  • ROP Conditions
  • 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
  • Abandoned and/or Unattended Trolleys
  • Promotional items
  • Bin hire - public events
  • Workshop/talk/seminar