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Managing your NSW Planning Portal account

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create a NSW Planning Portal account?

To access the NSW Planning Portal digital services, you will need a NSW Planning Portal account. To create an account:

  1. Open the NSW Planning Portal
  2. Click on 'My Account' in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Click the 'Create account' link to start the registration process.
  4. Complete the required information.

If you require further assistance, please refer to the How to register for a NSW Planning Portal account quick reference guide for step-by-step instructions. 

How do I reset my NSW Planning Portal account password and are there any important password requirements?

To reset your password:

  1. Open the NSW Planning Portal.
  2. Click on 'My Account' in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Click the 'Forgot password' link.
  4. Enter the email address related to your NSW Planning Portal account and click ‘Send verification code’.
  5. An email will be sent to your nominated email address with a verification code. Enter the code received in your email into the secondary verification code field.
  6. Once verified, select ‘Change’ and input a new password for your account. If your password is accepted, you will be able to re-login to your account.

Remember, for all passwords, the following requirements apply:

  • it must be at least eight characters long
  • it must have a maximum of 16 characters
  • it must contain three of the four options below:
    • uppercase letters (A through Z)
    • lowercase letters (a through z)
    • numbers (0 through 9)
    • the following non-alphabetic characters can be used: ~! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } [ ] | \ : ; “ ‘ < > ? , . / 
  • passwords cannot be your email address.

 BASIX Service

Do councils or certifiers need to amend or update any information within the “Manage organisation” functionality to be able to issue a BASIX completion receipt?

No. The BASIX service will not be an option within the service listing in the “Manage organisation” functionality, subsequently staff do not need to be assigned to the BASIX service.

Staff will view BASIX certificates and BASIX completion receipts they have issued using the advanced search functionality.

For staff that issue BASIX completion receipts, they will need to be assigned to the Post-Consent Certificate service to complete this function.

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Last updated: 20/02/2024