When do I require a building permit?
Type of work
Is a building permit required?
Additions to a dwelling or any other building
Attaching minor items to an existing building, such as sun hoods projecting no more than 1 metre from the building, sun blinds, roof ventilators, basketball hoops or similar attachments (refer to Schedule 1, Section 8 (3) and Schedule 2. Section 2 of Building Regulations 2006).
Structural alterations to a dwelling or any other building
Alterations to a load bearing part of a building – there are some exceptions however customers should consult with a private certiﬁer.
|Aviary||The building or structure is used exclusively as an aviary – regardless of area (tropical cyclone area – Wind Region C. Building Regulation 2006, Schedule 1, section 13)||Yes|
|Carports/garages (Class 10a)||Freestanding or attached to another building (of any size)||Yes|
All demolition work – anything that requires a building permit to build, requires a building/demolition permit to remove.
Did you know? Plumbing approvals are also required when carrying out demolition work. For more information, please review this plumbing information bulletin.
Unroofed deck less than 1 metre above the deck’s natural ground surface (refer to Schedule 1, Section 13 (1) (c) of Building Regulations 2006)
Roofed deck less than 1 metre above the deck’s natural ground surface
Roofed deck more than 1 metre above the deck’s natural ground surface
Unroofed deck more than 1 metre above the deck’s natural ground surface
|Earthworks||Note: depending on the volume as per the Planning Scheme. Greater than 20 cubic meters in residential zone and greater than 500 cubic meters in a rural zone will trigger an Operational Works permit unless it is part of a building application.||Yes|
Alterations and repairs in some minor instances don’t require a building approval, however due to complex nature of pool fencing requirements, it is recommended that customer consult a private certiﬁer and/or a pool fence compliance ofﬁcer
Plumbing works are governed by additional legislation and regulations.
The type of work being undertaken will determine if plumbing approvals and / or plumbing inspections will be required.
For further information on plumbing approvals and inspections, please visit H2O lab