Certificate of Final Inspection - Colac Otway Shire - Victoria


You will require this certificate at the final stage of building work for minor structural alterations that do not have the effect of changing the character or use of the building, such as carports, fences or signs.

The need for a Certificate of Final Inspection will be indicated on your Building Permit - if an Occupancy Permit is required under your Building Permit you will not need this certificate.

However, if you do not need an Occupancy Permit then this Certificate is required to certify compliance with part 4 of the Building Act 1993. It can be obtained from your building surveyor.

Please consult with your building surveyor for further details specific to your building process.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this certificate, you must:

  • Ensure that the relevant Building Surveyor is notified without delay after completion of each mandatory notification stage of building work;
  • Contact your Building Surveyor and request a final inspection;
  • Supply copies of any plumbing, electrical or glazing certificates.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The person in charge of carrying out building work (generally the building practitioner) must notify the relevant building surveyor at the completion of each mandatory notification stage of building:

  • prior to placing a footing
  • prior to pouring an in-situ reinforced concrete member nominated by the relevant building surveyor
  • completion of framework
  • upon completion of all building work.


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Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Colac Otway Shire

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