Occupancy Permit - Pyrenees Shire Council - Victoria


Occupancy permits are issued at the completion of building or renovating works, in relation to places of public entertainment, or for temporary structures, following an inspection of the works or site by a building surveyor.


The permit is only issued when a building is suitable for occupation from a safety perspective, and includes such matters as operational water supply, sanitary and cooking facilities, smoke/fire alarms, safety glass, alarm systems, handrails and balustrades, etc.


The permit is not a statement that all building work is necessarily complete, or that it complies with relevant legislation, and may be refused, amended or cancelled in specified circumstances.


The permit may apply to:


  • Building work for a new home (including units or apartments);
  • The whole or any part of a building, depending on the height and size of the structure;
  • A prescribed temporary structure, such as a prefabricated building, booth, tent or marquee; or
  • A building, structure or enclosed space for the purpose of providing public entertainment, such as seating stands, towers, sports grounds, stages, platforms, prefabricated buildings and temporary structures.

Please consult with the Council for further details and assistance.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To eligible for 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.

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 an application if additional information that has been requested is not supplied.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $281.00

Fee for permit to occupy a temporary dwelling on private land. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Fee for permit to occupy places of public entertainment (POPE).

  • Up to 5000 occupants (up to 3 structures) - $875.00
  • More than 5000 occupants (up to 3 structures) - $1145.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Pyrenees Shire Council

Contact details

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