Occupancy Permit - Victoria

Description

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 Agency for further details and assistance.

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.

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.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

For all other occupancy permits, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Inspection All $130.00

Occupation permit inspection during business hours. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection All $350.00

Occupation permit inspection outside of business hours. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Occupancy Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Banyule City Council

Contact details

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

Municipal Laws Officer

Banyule City Council

Operating address: Level 3
1 Flintoff Street
Greensborough, Victoria 3088
Mailing address: PO BOX 94
Greensborough, Victoria 3088
Phone: 03 9490 4222
Fax: 03 9499 9475
Email: enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.banyule.vic.gov.au (Opens in new window)