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Before demolishing any building you must get a demolition permit. The only buildings exempt from needing a permit are freestanding Class 10 buildings (such as a shed, carport or garage) that:

  • Is not constructed of masonry.
  • Is not larger than 40 square metres in floor area.
  • Will not adversely affect the safety of the public or occupiers of the building.
  • Is not work carried out on, or in connection with, a building included on the Heritage Register.

To find out if a building is on Council’s Heritage Register you need to lodge an enquiry with Council under Section 29A of the Building Act 1993.

Demolition works must be carried out by contractors that have a current Building Practitioner’s Board Registration for the category of demolition to be carried out.



Fees and charges

Building permit fees are to be paid upon lodgement of your building permit application.

Please contact the Building Department for advice on the building permit fees.
Building Department
Phone: (03) 5036 2396

Building Inspections

Inspections are an important and mandatory part of the permit process.

The following compulsory inspections are required for all demolition work:

  • The completion of any precautions required to be taken under Regulation 116 or 117, eg: Protection of public
  • Final inspection on completion of all building work
Arrange a building inspections by contacting our building department during office hours. Please quote your building permit number. A minimum of 24 hours notice is needed.
Building Department
Phone: (03) 5036 2396
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