Notice of Work (Building) - 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.

Before undertaking notifiable building work you are required to provide a notice of work to the relevant building surveyor that specifies the proposed notifiable building work to be performed.

Notifiable building work must be;

  • Designed by a designer;
  • Performed by a builder who is licensed to perform the building work; and
  • Inspected in accordance with legislation by a building surveyor.

A notice of work must:

  • Be in an approved form; and
  • Include the prescribed information.

Before undertaking notifiable building work, the relevant building surveyor must issue a certificate of likely compliance.

The building surveyor must only issue a certificate of likely compliance (notifiable building work) if satisfied that:

  • The work is not permit building work;
  • All appropriate protection work has been performed in respect of the notifiable building work; and
  • The work is likely to comply with legislation.

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

On receipt of a notice of work, a building surveyor must take into account each of the following matters in relation to the proposed notifiable building work:

  • whether the work is entirely within the definition of notifiable building work;
  • the protection work that has been, or is to be, performed in respect of the work;
  • any documents provided to the building surveyor with the notice of work;
  • any other permits, consents, or orders, in place or required under legislation in respect of the proposed work or the premises where the work is to be performed;
  • any documents relied on by the designer of the work;
  • any other prescribed matter.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Act(s) name

Building Act 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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