If you're building a new dwelling or structure, or making changes to an existing building, you're likely to need a building permit.
Apply for a building permit
Do I need a building permit?
Building permits are issued under the Building Act 1993, while planning permits are issued under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
You generally need a building permit when you're constructing any new building or changing an existing building. In some cases you may need a building permit to build a fence or large shed.
The Building Regulations 2018 state that you must receive a valid building permit for certain proposed building works before you start.
If you're not sure if you need a permit, please contact us on 9524 3333 before starting any works.
Can you help with getting my building permit?
Apply direct with a Private Building Surveyor or contact us on 9524 3333 for more information about applying for a building permit.
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