Building Permit - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake building or development work. This includes any construction, alteration, removal or demolition of any new or old building or structure.

For example, any work to sheds, carports, garages, fences, masts, antennas, pergolas, verandahs, retaining walls, stairways, re-blocking, re-stumping, re-roofing, signs, swimming pools and spas, door or window installation, sub-flooring, bathroom and kitchen renovations and the like.

As part of the permit approval, you may be required to submit management plans that describe how you intend to deal with things like waste, flooding, termite risk, or trees and vegetation.

A building permit has commencement (6 - 12 months) and completion (6 - 36 months) time limits that will apply depending on the nature of the building works.

Exemptions to this permit exist for minor structures and may depend on such things as size, nature and type of work proposed. Examples of exemptions include some pergolas associated with houses, garden sheds with a floor area less than 10m2 and repair work done for maintenance purposes, such as replacing rotted weatherboards.

Please consult Municipal or Private Building Surveyor for further information specific to this municipality.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, your application must contain sufficient information to show that the building work will comply with the legislation. This includes compliance with all Building Standards and Codes, the Five Star Energy Rating Standard, building in designated Bushfire Prone Areas, builder's registration and insurance or owner-builder certificate of consent.

For construction of a new building, you must typically include:

  • descriptions of the intended use of all buildings on allotment plans
  • three copies of drawings, specifications and allotment plans in the prescribed form and copies of any computations or reports necessary to demonstrate building compliance
  • a soil report
  • a copy of Certificate of Title.

To alter an existing building you must include copies of drawings and allotment plans that clearly differentiate between the existing building and the proposed building work.

To demolish or remove buildings you must typically include:

  • three copies of an outline and description of the building or part thereof to be demolished or removed
  • an allotment plan showing the location of boundaries and adjoining buildings, other buildings on the allotment, and streets, footpaths or crossings adjoining the allotment
  • specified computations or information relating to compliance of remaining buildings.

A heritage certificate may be required from the Heritage Council of Victoria to ensure compliance with the heritage status of the building and site. Please consult with Heritage Victoria in the first instance before commencing any works.

Additional consents may be required relating to the protection of adjoining property and / or dispensations from the local Council relating to such matters as building over an easement, building on land liable to flooding, fire risk, site setbacks, etc.

Please consult the Council or a private Building Surveyor for further information on specific requirements and conditions for this permit.

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

A Building Permit Levy is payable before a building permit can be issued, however, an application may still be considered pending payment of the levy.

Works restrictions and compliance requirements may be in place if the building work relates to a property that has been, or is in the process of, being registered as of heritage interest or significance.

Various approvals and / or consents under Planning and Environment Acts may also be required prior to the issue of a building permit.

A building permit period may be extended, if warranted, by application to the building surveyor before the permit lapses.

If building works are to be conducted out of hours then additional approval and a permit may be required.

Duration

Varies depending on the nature and scope of the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Minimum fee, or price on application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $262.10

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $262.10

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $65.40

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $52.20

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All $410.00

Permit expired, and no extension granted, occupancy permit required. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All -

Permit expired, and no extension granted, occupancy permit required. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Miscellaneous All $305.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation All $138.50

Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Adjoining Owner Comment Form in Relation to an Application for Report & Consent to Vary Building Regulations - Building Regulations 408 to 415 - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Adjoining Owner Comment Form in Relation to an Application for Report & Consent to Vary Building Regulations - Building Regulations 416 to 420 - DOC (Opens in new window)
Apply All Adjoining Owner Comment Form in Relation to an Application for Report & Consent to Vary Building Regulations - Building Regulations 424 to 426 - DOC (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for a Building Permit - DOCX (Opens in new window)
Apply All Report and Consent on Proposed Demolition - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for an Extension of Time of Building Permit - DOC (Opens in new window)
Comply All Application for Property Information for Building Surveying Purposes - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Vary All Application for Variation of Building Permit - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your completed application form and any associated documents directly with Council or Private Building Surveyor.

Approval time

Approval time varies depending on the nature of the application.

Administering agency

City of Boroondara

Contact details

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

Building and Engineering Services

City of Boroondara

Operating address: 8 Inglesby Road
Camberwell, Victoria 3124
Mailing address: Private Bag 1
Camberwell
Victoria 3124
Phone: 03 9278 4999
Email: boroondara@boroondara.vic.gov.au