Registration of Building Practitioners - Commercial Builder - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a Commercial Builder. Commercial Builders are responsible for the construction of shops, offices, factories and other buildings. They also examine clients' plans and documents, tender for projects, submit plans to a Building Surveyor for approval and organise inspections of building work.

There are two classes of Commercial Builder registration:

  • Unlimited: a Commercial Builder (unlimited) may perform, manage and arrange any commercial building work.
  • Limited: a Commercial Builder (limited) may perform only the components of building work specified on their certificate of registration.

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 commercial builder
  • 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

Contact details

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