Registration of Building Practitioners - Quantity Surveyor - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a quantity surveyor. Quantity surveyors estimate and manage the cost of construction throughout a project. Their responsibilities begin at the planning stage and continue through the construction period. They interpret architectural or engineering drawings and specifications to calculate project costs.

During the building stage, they monitor expenses and check on changes in the design of the project to see whether costs will be affected. They also provide monthly cash-flow forecasts to their client and may organise the amount and timing of payments to contractors.

Quantity surveyors work in partnership with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners.

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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