Practice Notes 2018-32 When is a Building Permit Required - Victoria


Current legislation in Victoria requires that all building work of a commercial or residential nature is subject to the issue of a building permit prior to that work commencing.

This document lists the types of building works that will require a building permit, and describes in detail the types of works that might be exempt from the requirements of a permit.

Service type

Advisory Material

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

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:


Victorian Building Authority

Operating address: Goods Shed North
733 Bourke Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address: PO BOX 536
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 815 127
Fax: 03 9618 9062
Website: Victorian Building Authority (Opens in new window)