The following fees are for building approvals and inspections required under the Building Act 2011

Please note:

  • Building Services Levy (BSL) is payable on most applications and collected at the rate specified by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.
  • Construction Training Fund Levy (CTF) is payable on permit value of works over $20,000 and collected at the rate specified.
  • Contract Value may be determined by Council using "Rawlinson's Building Estimation Services".

Residential (Class 1 and 10) 

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Uncertified application for a building permit (s. 16(1)) 0.32% (derived from 0.35% x 10/11) of the estimated value (Incl of GST) of the proposed construction as determined by the permit authority
No
min $110.00
Certified application for a building permit(s. 16(1)) for building work for a Class 1 or Class 10 building or incidental structure 0.19% (derived from 60% of 0.35% x 10/11) of the estimated value (Incl of GST) of the proposed building work as determined by the permit authority
No
min $110.00
Application for a building approval certificate for a building or an incidental structure in respect of which unauthorised work has been done (s. 51(3)) 0.38% (derived from 60% of 0.7% x 10/11) of the estimated value (Incl of GST) of the unauthorised building work as determined by the permit authority
No
min $110.00
Application for a building approval certificate for an existing building or an incidental structure where unauthorised work has not been done (s. 52(2))
No
$110.00
Application to extend the time during which an occupancy permit or building approval certificate has effect (s. 65(3)(a))
No
$110.00

Commercial / Industrial (Class 2 to 9)

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Certified application for a building permit (s. 16(1)) for a building work for a Class 2 to Class 9 building or incidental structure 0.09% (derived from 50% of 0.2% x 10/11) of the estimated value (Incl of GST) of the proposed building work as determined by the permit authority
No
min $110.00

Demolition

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Application for a demolition permit (s. 16(1)) for demolition work in respect of a Class 1 or Class 10 building or incidental structure
No
$110.00
Application for a demolition permit (s. 16(1)) for demolition work in respect of a Class 2 or Class 9 building
No
$110.00 for each storey of the building
Application to extend the time during which a building or demolition permit has effect (s. 32(3)(f))
No
$110.00

Occupancy permits

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Application for an occupancy permit for a completed building (s. 46)
No
$110.00
Application for an occupancy permit for an incomplete building (s. 47)
No
$110.00
Application for modification of an occupancy permit for additional use of a building on a temporary basis (s. 48)
No
$110.00
Application for a replacement occupancy permit for permanent change of the building's use or classification (s. 49)
No
$110.00
Application for occupancy permit for building in respect of which unauthorised work has been done (s. 51(2)) 0.18% (derived from 50% of 0.4% x 10/11) of the estimated (Incl of GST) of the building work as determined by the permit authority
No
$110.00 (min)
Application to replace an occupancy permit for an existing building (s. 52(1))
No
$110.00

Qualified inspection services

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Minimum Charge per hour or part thereof * Building Call Out Fee - inspection request * Re-inspections * Professional Consultation
Yes$113.00

Search and information fees

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Licenses less than 15 yrs old
No

80.00

Licenses (under construction)
No

80.00

Home Indemnity Insurance Search Fee - Building Lic. issued after Feb 97
No

60.00

Swimming pool fees

Note: Swimming pool inspections are carried out every 4 years.

DescriptionGST Inclusive2022-23 Fee
Swimming Pool Inspection - per inspectionNo
$58.45

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