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; and
  • 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 consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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 Description
Apply Application All

Place of public entertainment (POPE permit) fees range between $611 and $1082, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2019-20.

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.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Occupancy Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Application for Occupancy Permit - DOCX (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Mildura Rural 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

Mildura Rural City Council

Operating address: 108 Madden Avenue
Mildura, Victoria 3500
Mailing address: PO BOX 105
Mildura, Victoria 3502
Phone: 03 5018 8100
Fax: 03 5021 1899
Email: mrcc@mildura.vic.gov.au
Website: Mildura Rural City Council (Opens in new window)