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Relocate a Dwelling

Under the Building Code of Australia relocated dwellings are classified as works associated with a Class 1a – habitable building.

A building permit is needed for these types of buildings and building works under the Building Regulations 2018.

Some of the things considered when assessing a building permit application for these types of buildings and works include, but not limited to:

  • Location and site of the relocated dwelling on the allotment
  • Architectural and structural design
  • Energy efficiency, such as Energy Rating Assessments
  • Availability and location of services (e.g. sewer, water, storm water, effluent disposal)
  • Development restrictions such as
    • needing a planning permit (where applicable)
    • construction in flood prone areas and designated bushfire prone areas
  • Lodgement of a $5,000 House Relocation Bond
  • Providing Registered Builder’s Warranty Insurance (for works exceeding $16,000)
    OR Owner Builder Certificate of Consent (for works exceeding $16,000)

Please get advice from one of our Building Department staff before you start any building work.



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 new building work:

  • Before placing footing (foundation excavations, stump holes, slab steel reinforcement)
  • Before pouring an in-situ reinforced concrete member
  • Completion of framework (sub-floor frame through to roof structure)
  • During the carrying out of building work specified required by Regulation172 (fire & smoke resisting building elements)
  • Final inspection on completion of all building work (before occupation and/or use of the building)
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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