Building forms and fees


The cost of a building permit varies depending on what it is you want to do and the cost of building work.

The fee list below should be used as an indication only. Quotes are available for larger projects.

Fees are calculated based on the cost of building work (CBW) which must be accurately calculated in accordance with Section 205H of the Building Act 1993 and must include the cost of all labour and materials.

All fees include GST where applicable.

Contact our Building unit on (03) 5422 0333 for any fee information.

New buildings, additions/alterations, sheds, carports and verandahs (plus levy and lodgement fee)

Type of work

Permit fee

New dwelling, units, dwelling addition, shed, carport and verandah. Owner builder up to $1,000,000

$575 + (CBW/200)

New dwelling, units, dwelling addition, shed, carport and verandah. Registered builder up to $1,000,000

$525 + (CBW/210)

Apartments, offices, shops, factories, warehouses and public buildings

$1200 + (CBW/150)

Fences including pool safety barriers and retaining walls


Other fees and requests


Permit fee

Property information request—Regulation 326 (1), (2) or (3)


Variation to a building permit

$255 (+ levy)

Extension of time
(One year)


Request a copy of plans and permits


Government levy and lodgement fees



Lodgement fee: where cost of work is $5,000 or more


Building Permit Levy: where cost of work is over $10,000

$1.28 per $1,000

Matters requiring Council report and consent



Building Regulations
(Part 3, 4, 5 or 8), Reg 604


Demolition Consent