How do I apply for a building permit?

Building permits are issued by private building surveyors.  We can provide information and advice as you prepare a building permit application for a private building surveyor.

Find a surveyor on the Victorian Building Authority website.

What other permits are required to build?

Regardless of whether you need a building permit, you may require a planning permit.

When a building design does not comply with residential code siting requirements, you will need to apply for a report and consent (often known as dispensation). Applications for siting dispensation are advertised to affected neighbours.