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Building fees

Building permit application fees vary depending on the type of project you are undertaking.

Building fees

Find out about fees and charges related to building permits and applications below.

These fees are current from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. 

You can also download the fee schedule as a PDF document.

Domestic building permit applications

A state government building permit levy is payable if cost of works is over $10,000.

 

Fee
(GST exempt)

Lodgement fee - residential

$125.80
 

Fee
(including GST)

Online application

$780

Dwelling additions (including DPUs) 

Cost of works ÷100
or minimum fee of $1,350
Single dwelling  Cost of works ÷100
or minimum fee of $2,500
Multi dwellings Cost of works ÷ 100
or minimum fee of $3,700

Variations and change of builder

$315

Heaters, signs, aerials, retaining walls and fences

$780

Sheds, carports, verandahs, re-blocks, re-roofing,
above ground swimming pools and timber/steel garages)
and minor works

$780

In-ground swimming pools, spas and brick garages

$1150

Demolitions

$853
Industrial and commercial permit applications

A state government building permit levy is payable if cost of works is over $10,000.

  Fee
(GST included)

Lodgement fee - commercial

$125.80

Online application

$780

Minor works up to $10,000

$780

Minor works $10,000 to $30,000

$1350

Industrial or commercial fit outs

$1350

Class 2 to 9 up to $10,000

$780

Class 2 to 9 $10,000 to $50,000

$2030

Class 2 to 9 above $50,000

Cost ÷ 2000 + square root of cost
4.5 or minimum fee of $2,100

Council consent applications
  Fee
(GST included)

Council request for comments for report and consent applications

$310
  Fee
(GST exempt)

Building over an easement report and consent

$325

Building over public space report and consent

$299.80

Variation to part five of building regulations report and consent

$299.80

Hoarding report and consent (public protection)

$304

Hoarding - for occupation of public land for more than 6 months,
projects with a cost of works exceeding $5 million will incur an additional fee

$2 per square metre per day
(minimum fee of $200 per week
and maximum fee of $500 per week)

Variation to report and consent

$105

Flood approval report and consent

$299.80

Section 29A demolition report and consent

$87.90
Building applications and requests
  Fee
(GST exempt)

Property information search certificate (sale of properties)
Reg 51 (1) (permit/certificate details 10yrs, statements, notices and orders)

$48.80

Property information search certificate (sale of properties)
Reg 51 (2) (flood, termite, snowfall & designated land)

$48.80

Property information search certificate (sale of properties) Reg 51 (3) (approval dates for mandatory notification stages)

$48.80

Planning and building request for information (building on properties) (standard)

$85

Planning and building request for information (building on properties) (heritage status)

$85
  Fee
(GST included)

Building historical residential search (permit listing, tax purposes, etc.)

$85

Building historical commercial search (permit listing, tax purposes, etc.)

$270

Building file search (residential)

$210

Building file search (commercial)

$295
Up to 5 endorsed plans only per file. Any additional plans will incur extra costs as under photocopying charges  

Refund request

Variable

 

Miscellaneous building fees
  Fee
(GST included)
Occupancy permit public entertainment – single event permit $640
Occupancy permit public entertainment – 5 year permit $1310
Sundry inspection $225
Extension of time request for existing Building Permit (12 months) $200
Certificate of compliance $250
Dishonoured cheque fee $40
Photocopying and scanning
  Fee
(GST included)

A4 or A3 Single/multiple copies

$5 each

A1 Single/multiple copies

$10.50 each

 

Pool or spa registration and compliance
  Fee
(GST exempt)
Pool or spa registration $32.90
Information search $48.80
Certificate of non-compliance $397.50
Certificate of compliance $21.70

 

Other information

  • Online fees for building permits comprise the $123.70 lodgement fee and a flat $780 application fee. There may be other fees and charges applicable depending on the type of permit. These fees will be invoiced following receipt of your online application.
     
  • State Government Levy is calculated by cost of construction X .00128. (GST not applicable). Payable if cost of works is over $10,000.
     
  • Council’s Asset Protection Inspection Fee of $260 may be applicable depending on the type and cost of works, contact our Asset Department.
     
  • Council’s Approval Point of Discharge (APOD) Fee is $149.40. Contact our Drainage Department should you require an APOD.

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