Building services fees and charges

Effective from 1 July 2018

Building Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) and Building Service Levy are State Government Levies, all fees must be paid before the building permit can be issued.

* Disclaimer: All Building Services Levy Fees increase as at 1 July 2016.

Building Permits

Building Permit Uncertified (BA2) (Residential Developments) 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.32%Minimum Fee $97.70
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Building Permit Certified (BA1) (Residential Developments) 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.19%Minimum Fee $97.70
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Building Permit Certified (BA1) (Commercial Developments) 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.09% Minimum Fee $97.70
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%

Building Approval Certificates

Building Approval Certificate Certified (BA13) (Class 1 and 10) (Residential Developments)
(For unauthorised building work under s.51 of the Building Act)
 
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.38%Minimum Fee $97.70
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.274%
Minimum Fee $123.30
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Building Approval Certificate - Strata Certified (BA15) (Class 1 and 10) (Residential Developments) 
Building Approval Certificate - Strata (s.50 Strata)$107.70 or $10.80 per strata unit whichever is greater
Building Services Levy$61.65

Certificate of Design Compliance 

Class 2 to 9 Buildings 
Certificate of design compliance fees (Class 2 to 9 Buildings)
Fee based on estimated construction value
$509.00 + 0.1% of the estimated construction costs
Class 1a and 10 Buildings
Note: All assessments include an ‘R’ Code assessment (where required), building and health.
Fee based on estimated construction value.
 
Estimated construction valueFee
 <= $400K $409.00
$400K - $600K $525.00
$600K - $800K $642.00
$800K - $1M $759.00
$1M + 0.1% of estimated
construction costs
Strata units $291.00 per unit

Certificate of Building Compliance

Please note: The following fees are for the certificate of building compliance certification only and does not include the cost of additional certifications, applications, approvals or the drawing of plans required to obtain approval. All other costs not related to the certificate of building compliance is the responsibility of the owner. 
Minor class 10 structures (patios, sheds, retaining walls, front fences, swimming pool security)$291.00 per structure
Class 1a buildings $483.00
Strata units $203.00

Copies of Building Plans

Type of PlanFee
Residential full set (A set of plans =  site plan, floor plan & elevations)$60.50 per set
Partial residential set (either site plan or floor plan)$27.50
Commercial (A set of plans = site plan, floor plan & elevations)$84.85 per set
Commercial additional copy/page $43.25

Demolition Permits

Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 1 and 10 (Residential) 
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 1 and 10 (Residential)Minimum Fee $97.70
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 2 - 9 (Commercial) 
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 2 - 9 (Commercial)Minimum Fee $97.70 per storey
Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.137%
Minimum Fee $61.65
BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%

Extending Time on a Building or Demolition Permit

Application to extend the time during which a building or demolition permit has effect (s. 32(3)(f)) $97.70

Building Verge Permits

Building verge permit fees$1.00 per square metre/month

Footpath Deposit Minimum
Fee $300.00 (where applicable)

Land Purchase Inquiry

Land purchase inquiry fee$63.10 per application plus
$34.00 rates component = $97.10

Occupancy Permits

Occupancy Permits 
Completed New Building (Class 2-9 Buildings new complete – s.46)

Building Service Levy
$97.70 per application

Not applicable
Temporary Occupation Permit (incomplete building s.47)

Building Service Levy
$97.70 per application

$61.65
Modification of Occupation Permit (additional use of building on temporary basis s.48)

Building Service Levy
$97.70 per application

Not applicable
Replacement Occupancy Permit for Permanent Change of Building use classification (s.49)

Building Service Levy
$97.70 per application


$61.65
Occupancy Permit (s.50 Strata)


Building Service Levy
$107.70 or $10.80 per strata unit whichever is greater

$61.65
Application to replace an occupancy permit for an existing building (s.52(1))

Building Service Levy
$97.70 per application

$61.65
Occupancy permit for unauthorised building work under s.51 of the Building Act
Estimated value of the unauthorised work (G.S.T. include.) $_____x0.18%

Building Service Levy
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)<$45,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.)>$45,000 $_________ x 0.274%

BCITF levy payable when value of building work is above $20,000
Value of building work (G.S.T. include.) $___________ x 0.2%
Minimum Fee $97.70


Minimum Fee $123.30
Application to extend the time during which an occupancy permit or building approval certificate has effect (s. 65(3)(a))

Building Service Levy
$97.70 per application


Not Applicable

Pool Inspections

Swimming pool inspection fee and written report (per pool) – non statutory$204.00