Building Permit - Northern Territory


A Building Permit is required to undertake any building work. The Northern Territory building legislation provides for private certification of building works. Under this system Building Permits are issued by registered Building Certifiers. A Building Permit must be obtained before commencing any building works.

A list of current registered Building Certifiers is also available at

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An application for a Building Permit may be made on the approved form to a Building Certifier by the owner of the building, or the land in or on which the building work is to be carried out, or by the owner's agent.


Per event.



Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 NT

Additional information

Contact a building certifier regarding details to be submitted.

Administering agency

Building Advisory Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Building Enquiries

Operating address: 1st Floor, Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889998985
Fax: 0889426461
Website: (Opens in new window)