Occupancy Permit - City of Ballarat - Victoria

Description

An occupancy permit is generally required upon completion of building work undertaken in accordance with a building permit. The building permit will specify if an occupancy permit is not required, in which case a certificate of final inspection will be required.

The occupancy permit is evidence that a structure is suitable for use. The permit will specify conditions on the use of the structure, such as the maximum number of people it can accommodate, and safety measures that must be implemented.

Some temporary structures require an occupancy permit from the Agency before they can be used for public entertainment.

These structures include:

  • tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m??
  • seating stands for more than 20 people
  • stages or platforms (including sky boarders and stage wings) exceeding 150m?? in floor area
  • prefabricated buildings exceeding 100m?? other than ones placed directly on the ground surface.

Public entertainment:

  • includes events which can be accessed by the general public, with or without tickets
  • does not include private or invite only events
  • does not include use for other purposes such as retail, dining, office space etc.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To obtain this permit you must:

  • ensure that the building is suitable for occupation from a safety perspective
  • lodge a completed form with the building surveyor who issued the building permit
  • pay any lodgement or approval fees.

An occupancy permit will not be issued unless the building is suitable for occupation, and a compliance certificate has been obtained for any plumbing work carried out in conjunction with the building work. Please note that particular requirements may apply to the type of building and the type of work carried out.

Please contact the Council or private building surveyor for further information.

Please note that you will be required to have adequate public liability insurance ($20 million minimum).

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Periodic inspections may occur in relation to places of public entertainment to ensure compliance with occupancy permit conditions. Any failure to comply may result in the permit being amended or cancelled.

A building surveyor may refuse application if additional information that has been requested is not supplied.

Duration

As indicated on the permit

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

 Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Application All $840.00

Place of public entertainment occupancy permit with under 5000 occupant. Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $1100.00

Place of public entertainment occupancy permit with over 5000 occupants, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $350.00

Per structure fee for 2020 - 21.

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

City of Ballarat

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Local Laws Officer

City of Ballarat

Operating address: The Pheonix
25 Armstrong Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350
Mailing address: PO BOX 655
Ballarat, Victoria 3353
Phone: 03 5320 5500
Email: ballcity@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Ballarat (Opens in new window)