Building Permit - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to undertake building or development work. This includes any construction, alteration, removal or demolition of any new or old building or structure.

For example, any work to sheds, carports, garages, fences, masts, antennas, pergolas, verandahs, retaining walls, stairways, re-blocking, re-stumping, re-roofing, signs, swimming pools and spas, door or window installation, sub-flooring, bathroom and kitchen renovations and the like.

As part of the permit approval, you may be required to submit management plans that describe how you intend to deal with things like waste, flooding, termite risk, or trees and vegetation.

A building permit has commencement (6 - 12 months) and completion (6 - 36 months) time limits that will apply depending on the nature of the building works.

Exemptions to this permit exist for minor structures and may depend on such things as size, nature and type of work proposed. Examples of exemptions include some pergolas associated with houses, garden sheds with a floor area less than 10m2 and repair work done for maintenance purposes, such as replacing rotted weatherboards.

Please consult Council or Private Building Surveyor for further information specific to this municipality.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit your application must contain sufficient information to show that the building work will comply with the Building Act and Regulations.

For construction of a new building, you must include:

  • Descriptions of the intended use of all buildings on allotment plans; and
  • Three copies of drawings, specifications and allotment plans in the prescribed form and copies of any computations or reports necessary to demonstrate building compliance.

To alter an existing building you must include copies of drawings and allotment plans that clearly differentiate between the existing building and the proposed building work.

To demolish or remove buildings you must include:

  • Three copies of an outline and description of the building or part thereof to be demolished or removed;
  • An allotment plan showing the location of boundaries and adjoining buildings, other buildings on the allotment, and streets, footpaths or crossings adjoining the allotment; and
  • Specified computations or information relating to compliance of remaining buildings.

A heritage certificate may be required from the Heritage Council of Victoria to ensure compliance with the heritage status of the building and site. Please consult with Heritage Victoria in the first instance before commencing any works.

Please consult Council or Private Building Surveyor for information on any further specific requirements and conditions for this permit.

Prerequisites

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

A Building Permit Levy is payable before a building permit can be issued, however, an application may still be considered pending payment of the levy.

Works restrictions and compliance requirements may be in place if the building work relates to a property that has been, or is in the process of, being registered as of heritage interest or significance.

Various approvals and / or consents under Planning and Environment Acts may also be required prior to the issue of a building permit.

A building permit period may be extended, if warranted, by application to the building surveyor before the permit lapses.

If building works are to be conducted out of hours then additional approval and a permit may be required.

Duration

Varies depending on the nature and scope of the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application -

As fees vary according to the nature and cost of the works, please consult the responsible council for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Inspection $175.00 Additional inspection. Fees for 2017-18.
Vary Variation $255.00

Extension of time. Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Task Resources
Apply Application for Council Report and Consent - Siting Class 10b - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Practice Notes: Building Work Involving Multiple Permits - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Demolition Work Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Industry Alert - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Building Energy Analysis for Commercial Buildings - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Building Above Certain Public Facilities - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Flood Hazard Areas and Building Regulations - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Documentation Required for Applications for Building Permits - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Minister's Guideline - Siting and Design of Single Dwellings - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Building Act and Building Regulations Report and Consent Advice Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Essential Safety Measures - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Information Sheet - New Dwelling, Units, Granny Flat, Alterations and Additions and Re-Located and Re-Erected Buildings - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Information Sheet - Outbuildings and Farm Sheds Building Plans Class 10a - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Information Sheet - Domestic Garage/Carport or Garden Shed etc. - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Information Sheet - Rural Farm Shed, Machinery Shed, etc. - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Information Sheet - Alterations and Additions to a Dwelling - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Information Sheet - Restumping of a Dwelling - PDF (Opens in new window)

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your completed application form and any associated documents directly with Council or Private Building Surveyor.

Approval time

Varies depending on the nature of the application.

Administering agency

Loddon Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Building Services

Loddon Shire Council

Operating address: 41 High Street
Wedderburn, Victoria 3518
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Wedderburn, Victoria 3518
Toll Free: 1300 365 200
Phone: 03 5494 1200
Fax: 03 5494 3003
Email: loddon@loddon.vic.gov.au
Website: Loddon Shire Council (Opens in new window)