Occupancy Permit - 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.

Where a structure will be used for public entertainment, an occupancy permit certifying its suitability for that purpose must be obtained.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 $686.40

Occupancy permit for prescribed temporary structures. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $2471.00

Place of public entertainment. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Variation All $892.00

Amendment of an occupancy permit for a place of public entertainment or temporary structure. Fees for 2019-20.

Forms

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Brimbank City Council

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:

Building Services

Brimbank City Council

Operating address: 301 Hampshire Road
Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Mailing address: PO BOX 70
Sunshine, Victoria 3020
Phone: 03 9249 4000
Fax: 03 9249 4351
Email: info@brimbank.vic.gov.au
Website: Brimbank City Council (Opens in new window)