Registration of Building Practitioners - Building Surveyor - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a Building Surveyor. Building Surveyors make sure that construction projects meet building regulations. They assess design documentation for compliance, give directions and issue building and occupancy permits, notices and orders. Building Surveyors inspect buildings during construction to check that the building is being constructed in accordance with the approved plans and according to regulations and standards.

There are two classes of Building Surveyor registration:

  • Unlimited: a Building Surveyor (unlimited) has an unrestricted scope of work.
  • Limited: a Building Surveyor (limited) has a restricted scope of work and is able to certify buildings up to three storeys and with a maximum floor area of 2000 square metres.

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 surveyor
  • 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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