Build or install a shed, gazebo or carport


A building permit IS required for the construction of ALL garages, sheds and carports, regardless of whether they are freestanding or attached to another structure. This includes any lightweight or kit structures. In addition, this also includes any shipping containers being used on site as shed or other storage type use.

The only exception to the requirement of a building permit is for a shed that is less than 10m2 in floor area. However, even in this instance there are height restrictions and also siting restrictions that may trigger the need for a building permit. For further information, please see the attached PDF document provided by the VBA.

When is a Building Permit Required?(PDF, 254KB)

If you have any other queries or are unsure of your requirements, please contact the Building Services Team.

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