Apply for a Building Permit
Building permits are required before the commencement of building work. It gives a written approval by a registered building surveyor confirming that your documentation is complying with the Building Regulations.
How to Apply for a Building Permit
The requirements for Building Permit are different, depending on the complexity and nature of a building project. The following is prepared to guide you through the building permit application process, and if further information is required, please email your enquiry to or call on 0405 956 655.
To apply for your Building Permit, in addition to a completed Application Form you may need to provide information such as:
Building permit application fee.
Based on regulation 265(c) of the Building Regulations 2018, we must receive remuneration for services as a building practitioner solely by the professional fee or other benefits specified in the contract of engagement.
Builder's registration number or a certificates of consent for owner-builders?
Report and consent under s.29A of the Building Act 1993.
Applications for building permit for demolition works, where the demolition is relevant to a part of a facade of the building or all of the building, a planning permit or report and consent from the relevant local council will be required.
Evidence of precautions before and during demolition or removal.
The following precautions shall be in place before and during demolition works:
1. All precautions must be taken before and during demolition following Australian Standard 2601-2001.
2. No demolition work shall be commenced until precautionary measures have been inspected and approved.
3. Before demolition is commenced, all-electric apparatus which can cause danger should be disconnected.
4. A demolisher shall supervise the work during the process.
5. Demolition work shall be performed storey by storey, commencing from top to bottom.
6. All precautions shall be taken to avoid danger from the collapse of a building.
7. All asbestos on the site shall be removed by a registered asbestos removalist.
8. When a demolition site adjoins a footpath, a hoarding will be required as identified on the AS2601-2001.
9. Demolished material shall be removed as soon as practicable from the site.
10. Dust creating material, shall be lowered by hoisting or removed.
11. No part of a building on or within 3 metres of a street alignment shall be demolished except during 7.00am to 6.00pm weekdays.
14. No part of a building shall be left unattended in such a condition that it may cause risk to others.
15. Protective outriggers shall be installed to guard against danger to life or property.
17. No bulk excavation or levelling of the site forms part of a demolition permit.
If there are any queries, please call on 0405956655 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Approval of the relevant authority for building over easement.
Report and consent must be provided for work that is to be constructed over an easement or where the work requires installation or alteration to a septic tank.
Property information from the relevant council under r.51(2).
The applicant must provide property information from the local council to show if the building is in an area that is liable to flooding, attack by termite, snowfall and/or bushfire.
Report from the relevant council indicating the location of the point of discharge.
We require a report by the relevant council indicating the location of the point of discharge and engineering design to show how every stormwater drainage will be connected to the point of discharge.
Proof of ownership and/or title certificate.
Application for building permit must be accompanied by a current certificate of title and property certificates. You can obtain the certificate from https://www.landata.vic.gov.au/
Domestic building work insurance.
A copy of domestic building insurance will be required if the work is to be carried out by a builder and the value of work is above $16,000.00.
Evidence of suitability.
Documentation will be required to show that the proposed building work will meet the National Construction Code Requirements. The design documentation must refer to the materials and form of construction and confirm how the requirements of the NCC will be met. e.g. certificate of compliance by a structural engineer and engineering design, energy efficiency report or a Codemark certificate