Occupancy Permit - Northern Territory

Service summary

An Occupancy Permit is required before you can occupy a building, at the completion of building works in accordance with the Building Permit, the approved plans, or after a change of use of that building. Occupancy Permits are issued by building certifiers.

A list of current registered Building Certifiers is also available at http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/building-practitioners/

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An application for an Occupancy Permit shall be in writing on the approved form and may be made to a Building Certifier by the owner of a building, or by the owner's agent.


Per event.



Additional information

A Building Certifier will advise what documents are required to be lodged with the application

Administering agency

Building Advisory Services

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Building Enquiries

Counter Hours: 8.00am to 4.00pm

Operating address:
Ground Floor, Arnhemica House
16 Parap Road
Parap NT 0820
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801






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