Registration of Building Practitioners - Building Inspector - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a building inspector. Building inspectors assist building surveyors, builders, contractors and owners by ensuring that construction projects meet building regulations and codes of practice. They review approved documentation and make on-site inspections during building work, checking that proper methods and materials are used. Inspection results are reported to the building surveyor.

There are three classes of registration:

  • Unlimited: Building inspectors (unlimited) are permitted to inspect all classes and components of buildings, and all varieties and types of construction.
  • Limited: Building inspectors (limited) are permitted to inspect certain classes of buildings only, which are determined by the agency during the assessment process.
  • Pool Safety: Building inspections (pool safety) are permitted to inspect swimming pools and spa barriers for compliance purposes.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, you must:

  • hold the required qualifications and period of practical experience
  • satisfy the agency that you are of good character and fit to work as a building inspector
  • hold, at least, the minimum compliant insurance policy
  • provide a signed authorisation allowing the Agency to conduct a National Police Certificate check.

You may be required to sit a VBA exam. The Agency will contact you to schedule the exam and will advise the exam fee.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will be required to pay the annual renewal fee. The Agency may also require you to prove your insurance cover during the renewal process.




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Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Building Regulations 2018 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Building Authority

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