Building Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake building or development work. This includes any construction, alteration, removal or demolition of any new or old building or structure.

For example, any work to sheds, carports, garages, fences, masts, antennas, pergolas, verandahs, retaining walls, stairways, re-blocking, re-stumping, re-roofing, signs, swimming pools and spas, door or window installation, sub-flooring, bathroom and kitchen renovations and the like.

As part of the permit approval, you may be required to submit management plans that describe how you intend to deal with things like waste, flooding, termite risk, or trees and vegetation.

A building permit has commencement (6 - 12 months) and completion (6 - 36 months) time limits that will apply depending on the nature of the building works.

Exemptions to this permit exist for minor structures and may depend on such things as size, nature and type of work proposed. Examples of exemptions include some pergolas associated with houses, garden sheds with a floor area less than 10m2 and repair work done for maintenance purposes, such as replacing rotted weatherboards.

Please consult a Private Building Surveyor for further information as all building permits within this municipality are issued by Private Building Surveyors and not the Council.

Service type

Licence

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 contain sufficient information to show that the building work will comply with the Building Act and Regulations.

For construction of a new building, you must include:

  • Descriptions of the intended use of all buildings on allotment plans; and
  • Three copies of drawings, specifications and allotment plans in the prescribed form and copies of any computations or reports necessary to demonstrate building compliance.

To alter an existing building you must include copies of drawings and allotment plans that clearly differentiate between the existing building and the proposed building work.

To demolish or remove buildings you must include:

  • Three copies of an outline and description of the building or part thereof to be demolished or removed;
  • An allotment plan showing the location of boundaries and adjoining buildings, other buildings on the allotment, and streets, footpaths or crossings adjoining the allotment; and
  • Specified computations or information relating to compliance of remaining buildings.

A heritage certificate may be required from the Heritage Council of Victoria to ensure compliance with the heritage status of the building and site. Please consult with Heritage Victoria in the first instance before commencing any works.

Please consult a Private Building Surveyor for further information on specific requirements and conditions for this permit, as all building permits within this municipality are issued by Private Building Surveyors and not the Council.

Prerequisites

Ongoing requirements

A Building Permit Levy is payable before a building permit can be issued, however, an application may still be considered pending payment of the levy.

Works restrictions and compliance requirements may be in place if the building work relates to a property that has been, or is in the process of, being registered as of heritage interest or significance.

Various approvals and/or consents under Planning and Environment Acts may also be required prior to the issue of a building permit.

A building permit period may be extended, if warranted, by application to the building surveyor before the permit lapses.

Duration

Varies depending on the nature and scope of the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

As fees vary according to the nature and cost of the works, please consult the responsible council for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application for Council Consent to Vary Part 4 of the Building Regulations - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Application for Council Consent to Allow Construction of a Building on Flood Prone Land - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window
Application to Search for Copies of House Plans - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window
Request for Report & Consent to Proposed Demolition - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Application for Building Information - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window
Application to Search for Copies of Commercial Plans - DOC Opens a Word document in a new browser window

Application for a Building Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Occupancy Permit for a Place of Public Entertainment - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Application for Inspection Information - Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Approval time

Varies depending on the nature of the application.

Administering agency

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Statutory Building Team
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council


Operating address:
90 Besgrove Street
Rosebud, Victoria 3939
Mailing address:
Private Bag 1000
Rosebud
Victoria 3939

Toll Free:

1300 850 600

Other:

03 5950 1000
customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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