You will need this certificate if you intend to occupy a building that was not issued with a certificate of occupancy or certificate of regularisation when it was constructed. The purpose of this certificate is to ensure ex-government buildings are fit to be occupied once the government sells them to a non-government person or organisation. This certificate applies to buildings constructed on land held by:
- the Commonwealth
- the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
- another person under a lease from The Commonwealth.
If your application for this certificate is approved, you will be issued a certificate of regularisation that confirms the building is fit for the purpose you intend to use it for.