Registration of Building Practitioners - Demolisher - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a Demolisher.

Demolishers completely or partially dismantle buildings and other structures, by pre-planned and controlled methods. Their work often combines structural demolition with stripping of internal fittings, fixtures, services and non-load bearing elements. It includes implementing safe work and environmental practices.

There are three classes of registration for Demolishers:

  • Low rise buildings: a Demolisher (low rise buildings) can demolish buildings (excluding special buildings) and strip unoccupied buildings with a maximum of two storeys.
  • Medium rise buildings: a Demolisher (medium rise buildings) can demolish buildings (excluding special buildings) and strip buildings with a maximum of five storeys.
  • Unlimited: a Demolisher (unlimited) can demolish and strip any building including special buildings (as defined in the regulations).

You must register with the VBA eToolbox to access the required forms. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To obtain a certificate of registration as a Demolisher you must:

  • have the specified educational qualifications in the particular class plus the specified period of practical experience, or the equivalent total in work experience
  • complete the application form and support the application with details of your training, professional memberships, business operations and in some categories, samples of work
  • satisfy the agency that you are of good character and fit to work as a demolisher (the Agency will take into account matters such as your criminal record, and whether you have previously been insolvent)
  • provide a signed authorisation allowing the Agency to conduct a National Police Certificate check
  • lodge the application form and supporting copy documentation, including photographic ID, with the agency together with the prescribed fee.

You will also require one of the following:

  • Low rise buildings: certification by the Building Practitioners Board stating ability to demolish buildings (excluding special buildings) or undertake demolition stripping work in relation to buildings not more than two storeys.
  • Medium rise buildings: certification by the agency stating ability to demolish buildings (excluding special buildings) or undertake demolition stripping work in relation to buildings not more than five storeys.
  • Unlimited: certification by the agency stating ability to demolish all buildings, including special buildings and stripping work.

The Agency may require you to undergo an assessment by a board member, industry expert or workplace assessor prior to your registration being approved. The assessment will cover your knowledge and skill in areas relevant to the practice of a demolisher

Ongoing requirements

Ongoing registration is subject to satisfaction of specified requirements including industry training and standards compliance, as determined by the agency.

Duration

Annual.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyMiscellaneous

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Demolisher Registration Application - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Other resources

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Building Practitioners Board
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 9046
bpb@vba.vic.gov.au

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