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.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1755.00

Place of public entertainment approvals for more than 5000 persons and more than 5 prescribed structures. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $1530.00

Place of public entertainment approvals for up to 5000 persons and 5 prescribed structures. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $1124.00

Place of public entertainment approvals for up to 1000 persons and 1 prescribed structure. Fees for 2019-20.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Occupancy Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Wangaratta 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 Unit

Wangaratta Rural City Council

Operating address: 62 - 68 Ovens Street
Wangaratta, Victoria 3677
Mailing address: PO BOX 238
Wangaratta, Victoria 3676
Phone: 03 5722 0817
Fax: 03 5721 9526
Email: buildingmail@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
Website: Wangaratta Rural City Council (Opens in new window)