Building Rules Consent - South Australia


Persons wishing to undertake building work need to obtain building rules consent and development approval. Building work includes the construction, demolition or removal of a building and excavations for the construction and demolition or removal of a building. Some minor forms of building work are exempted under Schedule 3 of the Development Regulations 1993. Proposed building work is assessed against the requirements of the Building Rules by the relevant authority or a private certifier. The Building Rules generally cover structural issues, fire protection, health, safety, amenity and access issues. Persons intending to install a cooling tower should notify the Council's Environmental Health Officer.

Service type


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


Once off. The consent is generally valid for 12 months, during which building work must commence. Work must be completed within 3 years. An extension of time may be granted.


Application fee varies depending on the floor area, use and complexity of the building.


Task Business Structure Resources
Common All Development Application Form - PDF (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

City of Mount Gambier

Contact details

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

Corporate and Community Services

Operating address: 10 Watson Terrace
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Mailing address: PO Box 56
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Phone: 0887212555
Fax: 0887249791
Website: (Opens in new window)