Registration of Building Practitioners - Demolisher - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a demolisher. Demolishers completely or partially dismantle buildings and other structures, by pre-planned and controlled methods. Their work often combines structural demolition with stripping of internal fittings, fixtures, services and non-load bearing elements. It includes implementing safe work and environmental practices.

There are three classes of registration for demolishers:

  • Low rise buildings: a demolisher (low rise buildings) can demolish buildings (excluding special buildings) and strip unoccupied buildings with a maximum of two storeys.
  • Medium rise buildings: a demolisher (medium rise buildings) can demolish buildings (excluding special buildings) and strip buildings with a maximum of five storeys.
  • Unlimited: a demolisher (unlimited) can demolish and strip any building including special buildings (as defined in the regulations).

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 demolisher
  • 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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