When is a building permit required?
A building permit application is an application made under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012, and is required for most forms of building work.
A building permit application enables the City to ensure your proposal meets the requirements of the National Construction Code Building Code of Australia (NCC BCA), and relevant Australian Standards.
Further information can be found on the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.
When to lodge a building permit application
In most instances all types of building work will require a building permit. For works that don’t require a building permit, please refer to the list of exempted works as outlined in the Building Regulations 2012 Schedule 4 clause 2.
In most instances a building permit will be required on commercial properties when a new building is being constructed, there are alterations and/or additions to existing buildings, new fitouts to existing buildings and miscellaneous structures such as patios, pergolas, signs etc occur on site.
A shop fitout may be exempt from requiring a building permit. Please refer to the list of exempted works as outlined in the Building Regulations 2012 Schedule 4 clause 2.