Accreditation of Building Products - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to design or build a product, construction method, design, component or system connected with building work.

All building products, construction methods, designs, components or systems connected with building work must comply with the Building Code of Australia and be accredited by the Building Regulations Advisory Committee.

A Certificate of Building Product Accreditation is proof that a product meets the performance requirements of the Regulations or the Agency. A building surveyor cannot refuse to approve building work on the grounds that any building product with the building work is unsatisfactory, if the building product is accredited. Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To obtain accreditation of a building product, you must provide:

  • an appraisal of the building product from an organisation or person that is recognised by the Committee as competent to make the appraisal
  • a test report from a Registered Testing Authority
  • the prescribed application fee.

It is strongly advised that you make an appointment with the Agency to evaluate your product's suitability for accreditation. Consultation at an early stage of the process will identify which accreditation system is most suitable for you and if accreditation is deemed to be appropriate.

Once the initial consultation has taken place and both parties agree that State Accreditation is suitable, a written application with supporting documentation should be made to the Agency. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Accreditation may be for any period, though a certificate is generally issued for 3 years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$1,928.04

Fees for 2016-17.

Other resources

Application

Apply

Applicants should consult with the Accreditation Officer of the BRAC to evaluate a product's suitability for accreditation.


Approval time

Approval time will vary on a case by case basis.

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Building
Victorian Building Authority

Operating address:
Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address:
PO BOX 536
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1300 815 127

Fax:

03 9618 9062

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