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Building Permits, Fees, Forms and Checklists

Council's Building Services offers a competitive and professional approach to all building and construction works.

Issuing of Building Permits is within ten (10) working days, if all the necessary documentation and prescribed fees have been submitted to Council. Our fees are in line with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and we provide a 24 hour booking inspection service.

A completed & signed application Form 1 along with the prescribed fee, documentation and one (1) set of plans will need to be submitted to Council either by hand or mail. The date placed on the Building Permit Application Form 1 must be the date that the application is made to the Relevant Building Surveyor.

Building permits are not currently available online.

Payment for these requests can be sent to us via the mail with a cheque / money order or you can pay via any means at Council’s Civic Centre at 511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South - Opening hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.

Application checklists are available for specific types of works to be undertaken, and include:

  • Dwellings and Additions
  • Unit Developments
  • Installing or altering windows or changes to load bearing walls
  • Reblocking or Restumping an existing building
  • Garages, Carports and Sheds
  • Verandahs, Pegolas, Decks, Aerials, etc
  • Demolition or Removal of buildings
  • Swimming Pools and Spas
  • Fences
  • Retaining Walls
  • Heaters
  • Water Tanks
  • Commercial / Industrial buildings
  • Shop, Offices and work area fitouts
  • Signs
  • Re-roofing

Please refer to Links at the bottom of this page by clicking on the Download Files and External Web Links for relevant details.

Need Help?

If you have questions, you can contact us on 9298 8125 or alternatively, you can lodge a request below and a staff member will get back to you.

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