Demolition 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.

An owner of premises, or a person authorised in writing by an owner of premises, must apply for a demolition permit to perform permit demolition work, or a stage of permit demolition work, in respect of those premises. Permit demolition work is work which is considered to be high risk, such as work on a multi-storey commercial building.

An application must:

  • Be made to the relevant permit authority; and
  • Include, or be accompanied by, such information and documentation as is determined by the Director of Building Control.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • A certificate of likely compliance (permit demolition work) that is in force in respect of the proposed permit building work;
  • The building administration fee payable in respect of the proposed permit demolition work; and
  • Any other fee payable in respect of the application.

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

Before determining an application for a demolition permit, the permit authority must take into account:

  • the suitability of the premises where the proposed permit demolition work is to be performed;
  • whether the premises are in, or are, a hazardous area;
  • whether all appropriate protection work has been performed in respect of the work;
  • the means of access to the premises and the provision of water and sanitation to those premises;
  • any relevant requirements of legislation or of a permit, consent or authority in force under any other legislation in respect of those premises;
  • any other matter that the Director of Building Control determines to be relevant to an application; and
  • any other matter that the permit authority considers relevant.

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



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

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Act(s) name

Building Act 2016 (Tasmania)


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