Building services fees and charges

Effective from Wednesday 1 July 2020. 

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 $105.00
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 $105.00
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 $105.00
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 $105.00
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 $115.00 or $11.60 per strata unit whichever is greater
Building Services Levy$61.65

Copies of Building Plans

Type of PlanFee
Residential full set (A set of plans =  site plan, floor plan & elevations)$60.70 per set
Partial residential set (either site plan or floor plan)$27.80
Commercial (A set of plans = site plan, floor plan & elevations)$85.70 per set
Commercial additional copy/page $43.70
Viewing fee (building plans)$17.50

Demolition Permits

Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 1 and 10 (Residential) 
Demolition Permit Uncertified Class 1 and 10 (Residential)Minimum Fee $105.00
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 $105.00 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)) $105.00

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$63.70 per application plus
$34.00 rates component = $97.70

Occupancy Permits

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

Building Service Levy
$105.00 per application

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

Building Service Levy
$105.00 per application

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

Building Service Levy
$105.00 per application

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

Building Service Levy
$105.00 per application


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

Building Service Levy
$105.00 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 $105.00

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
$105.00 per application


Not Applicable

Pool Inspections

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