Demolition Permit - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this permit if you intend to conduct demolition work. Demolition work is the demolition, dismantling or removal of a building or incidental structure. Please be aware that you may not require this permit if your proposed work is:

  • Incidental to building work already approved by a building permit; or
  • Exempt work including class 10 buildings that does not exceed 40 square metres.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 be eligible for this permit you must:

  • Ensure that the demolition work will comply with applicable building standards;
  • Notify the Heritage Council of Western Australia (if relevant), electricity gas, telephone and water services providers;
  • Notify the Building Services Commissioner at least 5 days before commencing the work (if the demolition work is class 1, 2 or 3 demolition work);
  • Provide details of the demolition contractor you intend to use (the person who carries out the demolition may be required to hold a demolition work licence);
  • Pay any applicable building services levies;
  • Provide any other information required on the application form; and
  • Pay the application fee.

You may also be required to obtain planning approval for your demolition work.

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

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Building Commission

Act(s) name

Building Act 2011 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2012 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Commerce
Building Commission


Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

1300 489 099

Fax:

08 6251 1501
bcinfo@buildingcommission.wa.gov.au

Website:

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