Notice of Proposed Protection Work - Tasmania


Before conducting any building, plumbing or demolition work, protection work must be undertaken. Protection work is work that serves the purpose of protecting:

  • Adjoining premises;
  • People at the premises of work as well as people at adjoining premises; and
  • Members of the public.

Protection work includes but is not limited to:

  • Overhead protection for adjoining property;
  • Shoring up of adjoining properties; or
  • Means of support for the adjoining properties.

Before performing protection work you must notify the following people:

  • Adjoining owners;
  • The relevant building surveyor; and
  • The relevant permit authority.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A notice of proposed protection work must:

  • Be in an approved form;
  • Include details of the proposed building work, plumbing work or demolition work to be performed at the relevant premises;
  • Include details of the protection work to be performed, such as the nature and particulars and the proposed program for undertaking the protection work, including its duration;
  • If building work or demolition work is to be performed at the relevant premises, the name of the relevant building surveyor; and
  • If plumbing work is to be performed at the relevant premises, the name of the relevant permit authority for the plumbing work.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Additional information

Before undertaking protection work, you must ensure that you have the required insurance.

Administering agency

Devonport City Council

Contact details

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

Building and Plumbing Officer, Planning and Environment Services

Devonport City Council

Operating address: 17 Fenton Way
Devonport, Tasmania 7310
Mailing address: PO BOX 604
Devonport, Tasmania 7310
Phone: 03 6424 0511
Fax: 03 6424 9649
Website: Devonport City Council (Opens in new window)