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.

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

Apply Application All -

POPE (Place of public entertainment) fees range between $355.50 and $520, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Application All $162.00

Temporary structures and special use permit. Fees for 2018-19.

Forms

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 VIC

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 VIC

Administering agency

Greater Bendigo City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health and Local Laws Officer

Greater Bendigo City Council

Operating address: 195 - 229 Lyttleton Terrace
Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Mailing address: PO BOX 733
Bendigo, Victoria 3552
Phone: 03 5434 6000
Fax: 03 5434 6200
Email: enquiries@bendigo.vic.gov.au
Website: Greater Bendigo City Council (Opens in new window)