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The Experts in Building  Permits and Building Compliance Services 


Victorian Building Surveyors are a small boutique company that provides building surveying services for both government and private sectors across Melbourne and the Metropolitan areas. We pride ourselves on providing professional, reliable, prompt and quality services at competitive rates. 


Our company was established in 2016 and is operating under the direction of Mr Joseph Yousefi. Joseph is a Building Surveyoring practitioner in the category of unlimited and is authorised to carry out the function of a building surveyor that is specified in the Building Act 1993 with no limitation in size and complexity of building works.  


Joseph has a depth of knowledge and experience in understanding the building regulatory regime. He worked with several local governments and the private sector. Also, he undertook a vital role as a Senior Technical Advisor with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and is applying his knowledge in our practice which we believe our clients will benefit from it. 

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Our building surveying services include:

  • decisions on building permits;

  • building and pool fence safety inspections;

  • decisions on occupancy permits; and

  • certifications for illegal building work in Melbourne metropolitan areas. 

Our Private Building Surveyors from the Victorian Building Surveyors (VBS) are professionally trained to provide independent oversight of building design and building work throughout the construction process and upon completion of work.



The intention of the building permit process is to review documentation and ensure that building works comply with the Building Act 1993, Building Regulations 2018, National Construction Code 2019 (NCC) and relevant Australian Standards. 

Our building surveying practitioners are empowered by the Building Act 1993 that governs building activity in Victoria to provide building surveying services for building permit process in Melbourne and Metropolitan areas. 

We are empowered by the Act to review proposed building works and carry out one or any of the following activities:  

  • Decide on building permit applications which can include the issuing of building permits;

  • Carry out inspections of buildings and building work;

  • Enforce safety and building standards; and

  • Issuing of occupancy permits and certificates of final inspections.


    Our Building Surveyors can carry out the functions of a building surveyor in respect of buildings of all BCA classes (residential and commercials), regardless of the height and floor area.

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    A building permit cannot be issued retrospectively for building works already carried out.

    If our building surveyor is the Relevant Building Surveyor (RBS) for your work, and illegal building work occurs, he can issue a Building Notice allowing you to address the non-compliant issues.

    If we are not the RBS for your work, and illegal building work occurs, the Municipal Building Surveyor (MBS) of your local council can issue a Building Notice, allowing you to show cause why the works were carried out without first obtaining a building permit and/or why the building should remain on your property. 

    Our building surveyors are empowered by the building Act to issue a certificate of compliance under s.238(1)(b) of the Building Act for the attention of the MBS and confirm compliance of the work with the building legislations. In a review of the certification, a determination can be made by the MBS as to whether the illegal building work can be retained. 


    Please contact us to arrange a building inspection by our registered practitioners in Melbourne and metropolitan areas.



    Following the requirement announced by the Victorian Building Authority in 2019, all swimming pool and spa owners must register their pools or spas with their local councils and ensure an effective safety barrier is installed around their swimming pools or spas.  

    Our office provides pool and spa barrier inspection and certification services and assists owners in complying with the relevant requirements.


    For more information about our pool inspection services, please check our Melbourne Pool Inspection Website and book for an inspection.

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