Occupancy Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to occupy:

  • A new building;
  • A building in which building work is being, or has been, carried out;
  • A building where the new use of the building would need to satisfy different requirements than the previous use under the National Construction Code;
  • A building where the classification of the building has changed under the National Construction Code; or
  • A building that is a special-use building, where the special use has changed in a material way.

The building surveyor may take into account the following information when issuing a permit:

  • Any reports which has been provided in respect to the application, if required by regulation, from a reporting authority;
  • Documentation provided with the application;
  • The building's suitability for occupation for its intended use;
  • Provisions made for smoke alarms, sanitation and water supply within the building; and
  • Any prescribed documents or matters.

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 an approved form;
  • Be accompanied by any specified documents; and
  • Be accompanied by the required fees.

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


As specified on the permit.



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



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

Administering agency

Brighton Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 2016 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Building and Plumbing
Brighton Council

Operating address:
1 Tivoli Road
Old Beach, Tasmania 7017


03 6268 7016


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