Building Information

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Council's Building Unit, in a statutory role, offers comprehensive information on all constructions under the Building Act 1993 & Building Regulations 2018.  Our services include the administration and enforcement of building legislation and related acts and regulations to ensure Council meets its statutory obligations.

Council has requirements under the Building Act 1993 & Building Regulations 2018 to supply such information as:

  • Property Information for new constructions
  • Property Information for existing buildings constructed in the previous 10 years
  • Report and Consent (Dispensations)

Buildings are required to comply with the Building Regulations 2018 and the Building Act 1993. Non-compliance notifications for building works can result in orders to comply.

Building laws stipulate that all building works require a building permit unless the work is specifically exempted under the Building Regulations. Commencing building works without the correct permits may result in enforcement action.

An architect and building surveyor will be able to provide advice about the permits that are required for your intended project.

If you are building, renovating or changing the way you use your property, you may need a planning permit and a building permit. Most building works do require a building permit.

These are examples of building works that require a building permit

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Check out our FAQ's at the bottom of the page for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is a building permit required?

    A building permit is required for most building works unless exempted under Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2018.

    The Victorian Building Authority pdf document When-is-a-Building-Permit-Required.pdf provides specific advice on when a building permit is required for certain works.

    If you are still unsure please contact Council on 5366 7100 or for further clarification.

  • What is the difference between a building permit and a planning permit?

    A planning permit does not remove the need to obtain a building permit. Building permits relate specifically to the carrying out of building construction, where as planning permits are legal documents giving permission for a land use or development. Go to Council’s page to make a planning permit application.

Last Updated:

Sunday, 21 August, 2016 - 20:48