Occupancy Certificate - Northern Territory

Description

You will need an occupancy certificate if you have recently finished building works, to certify that the premises is safe to occupy. You must obtain an occupancy certificate before you occupy the building.

Occupancy certificates are issued when all the items affecting health, safety and amenities are in place and fully operational, such as  water supply, safety glass and handrails.

There are three levels of occupancy certificate, with the occupancy permit being the highest level of certification:

  • occupancy permit: this is the highest level and certifies you have complied with the building permit, legislated requirements and approved plans
  • certificate of substantial compliance: this certificate is granted where building work complies with the relevant technical standards but minor variations to the approved plans or missing documentation / inspections has occurred
  • certificate of existence: can be granted for work that was completed before 1 May 2016.

Service type

Licence

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for an Occupancy Certificate - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 1993 Northern Territory

Additional information

The Building Certifier who issued the building permit will advise what documents are required to be lodged with the application.

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Building Advisory Services

Contact details

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General Enquiries - Alice Springs and Tennant Creek

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Operating address: Green Well Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871
Mailing address: PO BOX 2130
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871
Phone: 08 8951 9218
Fax: 08 8951 9222
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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General Enquiries - Darwin

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Operating address: Energy House
Level 1
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1680
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 6435 Darwin
Fax: 08 8942 6461
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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General Enquiries - Katherine

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Operating address: Government Centre
Level 1
5 First Street
Katherine, Northern Territory 0850
Mailing address: PO BOX 2390
Katherine, Northern Territory 0851
Phone: 08 8979 8926
Fax: 08 8973 8944
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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Occupancy Certificate Hotline

Building Advisory Services

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Operating address: Energy House
Level 1
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1680
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 1300 301 059
Email: bas@nt.gov.au
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