Owner Builder Registration - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this registration if you are the owner of a property and intend to personally manage any building works on a Class 1a building. A Class 1a building is either a single dwelling which is a detached house, or one or more attached dwellings which are separated by fire resistant walls.

An owner builder may carry out or supervise the following types of building work:

  • new building work, including a new dwelling
  • renovations or alterations
  • extensions and additions
  • removing or altering load bearing walls
  • work that may involve a change of use of the premises (e.g. converting a shop into a residence, converting a garage into habitable space such as a bedroom, etc.)
  • building garages, carports, and sheds
  • constructing swimming pools and pool fences
  • building a deck
  • constructing certain other structures and or making improvements (e.g. building retaining walls or fences over a certain height)
  • demolition work.

Please note that, depending on the nature of your proposed activities, other approvals may also be required. Also, applications to be registered as an owner builder must be made to the Agency by a building surveyor, on behalf of the person intending to be registered as an owner builder.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must be willing and able to comply with the following:

  • be a natural person (i.e. not a company)
  • be the owner or joint owner of the relevant property
  • be intending to carry out or manage building work in relation to that property
  • the intended building work must require a building permit
  • the type of building must be a Class 1a building
  • have the relevant insurance
  • completed an approved owner builder training course.

Due to the extensive and particular requirements involved in this application process, please consult with the Contact Officer for more information before making your application.


As directed by the Authority.



Owner builder permit fee.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Act(s) name

Occupational Licensing Act 2005 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Mailing address:
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018


1300 654 499


03 6173 0205


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