Appointment of a Building Inspector - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

The role of a building inspector is to inspect building work for which a building approval has been issued to decide whether the building work is being, or has been, carried out in accordance with legislation. You cannot apply to be a building inspector as a building inspector can only be appointed by the Construction Occupation Registrar.

The Construction Occupations Registrar may, in writing, authorise a building inspector to:

  • Order the opening or cutting into or pulling down of the building work;
  • Enter premises where the building work mentioned in the notice has been, is being or should have been carried out; and
  • Carry out the building work mentioned in the notice.
A building inspector who enters premises may do one or more of the following in relation to the premises, anything on the premises, and the land around the premises:

  • Inspect or examine;
  • Inspect and copy, or take an extract from, any document at the premises;
  • Take measurements or conduct tests;
  • Take samples;
  • Take photographs, films, audio, video or other recordings;
  • Take onto the premises any people, equipment or material the inspector reasonably needs to exercise the inspector's functions under legislation; or
  • Require the occupier, or anyone at the premises, to give information, answer questions, or produce documents or anything else, reasonably needed to exercise the inspector?s functions under legislation.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An individual will be elected if the construction occupations registrar is satisfied that the person is competent to exercise the functions of a building inspector under legislation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

A building inspector must exercise the inspector?s functions in accordance with:

  • The instrument of appointment; and
  • Any directions the construction occupations registrar gives the inspector.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding ongoing eligibility requirements.

Duration

An appointment must be for a term of no longer than five years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Appointment of a Building Inspector - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority

Act(s) name

Building Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries
Environment and Planning Directorate
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority
Environment and Planning Directorate
Planning and Land Authority
ACT Architects Board
Environment and Planning Directorate
ACT Heritage Council
Environment and Planning Directorate
Environment
Environment and Planning Directorate
Environment
Environment Protection Authority


Operating address:
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Dickson
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

13 22 81

Phone:

02 6207 1923
environment@act.gov.au

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