Occupancy Permit - Victoria

Description

Occupancy permits are issued at the completion of new dwellings or commercial work 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);
  • New, extended or altered commercial premises;
  • 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.

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; and
  • Supply copies of any plumbing, electrical and glazing certificates.

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 information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Application All $600.00

PoPE (Place of public entertainment) permit, plus $40 per year for multiple year permits. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $840.00

PoPE (Place of public entertainment) permit and temporary structure siting permit, plus $40 per year for multiple year permits. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Administering agency

Colac Otway Shire

Contact details

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

Building Department

Colac Otway Shire

Operating address: 2-6 Rae Street
Colac, Victoria, 3250
Mailing address: PO BOX 283
Colac, Victoria 3250
Email: inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Website: Colac Otway Shire (Opens in new window)