Substantial Compliance Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

New Tasmanian building laws have come into effect from the 1 January 2017. These laws will update requirements for building and plumbing work. This record will be updated to reflect the new building laws in early January.

You will require this permit if you have been served a Building Order for completing or substantially completing building work without a Building Permit. In considering an application for this permit, the Council will take into account factors such as:

  • The stability of the site;
  • The provision of water to the site;
  • The means of road access to the site; and
  • The relevant requirements of approvals or legislation related to this work.

Before applying for a Permit of Substantial Compliance you must obtain a Substantial Compliance Permit from a qualified building surveyor.

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 permit your application must be:

  • In the approved form;
  • Be submitted with the required fees; and
  • Accompanied by the required documents.

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


As specified on the permit.



Please consult the Council or a Private Building Surveyor for information on fees to be submitted with your application as fees vary depending on the nature and scope of the building work.


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Application for Substantial Compliance Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

West Coast Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 2000 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, Building and Planning Services
West Coast Council

Operating address:
11 Sticht Street
TAS 7467
Mailing address:
Queenstown, Tasmania 7467


03 6471 4711

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