Certificate of Occupancy and Use - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this certificate if you intend to occupy a building after it has been constructed or altered. The purpose of this certificate is to demonstrate that the building wholly or substantially meets all relevant standards and is safe to be occupied.

The building will need to be certified by a licensed building surveyor (or principal building surveyor if the building is over three storeys or 2000 square metres). Once work on your building has been competed to the satisfaction of your building certifier, they will issue you with a certificate of completion.

Service type


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Eligibility requirements

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Act(s) name

Building Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Building (General) Regulation 2008 Australian Capital Territory

Application process


Each application must be accompanied by:

  • a certificate of completion
  • a completed application form
  • a statement of the current or intended use of the building
  • a copy of the buildings current plans
  • the nominated fee.

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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