Building forms and fees

Fees

Fees apply from 1 July 2021.

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. Contact our Building team on (03) 5422 0333 for more information.

New buildings, additions/alterations, sheds, carports and verandahs

Type of work

Permit fee

Building Works (Class 1A Outbuildings, sheds, fences, retaining walls)

Works up to and including $20,000

$1,226

Building Works (Class 1A Outbuildings, sheds, fences, retaining walls)

Works over $20,000

$1,533

Building Works (Class 1A New dwellings/dwelling extension)

Works up to $50,000

$1,799

Building Works (Class 1A New dwellings/dwelling extension

Works over $50,000 up to and including $150,000

$2,024

Building Works (Class 1A New dwellings/dwelling extension

Works over $150,000

$2,351
Residential style developments - Class 2  $4,549
Residential style developments - Class 3 $5,637
Residential style developments - Class 4 $5,627
Commercial and Industrial - Class 5-9 works up to and including $50,000 $1,749
Commercial and Industrial - Class 5-9 works up to $50,000 and including $150,000 $1,966
Commercial and Industrial - Class 5-9 works over $150,000 $2,291
Place of Public Entertainment - Up to 5,000 people $679
Place of Public Entertainment - 5,001 to 15,000 people $940
Place of Public Entertainment - greater than 15,000 people $1,778
Liquor Licence Reports $807
Application for Occupancy permit (not associated with a Place of Public Entertainment) $307
Application for Occupancy permit or Consolidation for Commercial Buildings $1,615
Consideration of Building Reports associated with non-compliant or illegal works $613

Other fees and requests

Type

Permit fee

Property information request—Regulation 51 (1), (2) or (3)

$47.95

Variation to a building permit - plus levy

$296

Extension of time
(One year)

$391

Request a copy of plans and permits

$182

Additional inspections  $220
Fences including Swimming Pool safety barriers and retaining walls $501

Government levy and lodgement fees

Type

Fee

Lodgement fee

$123.70

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

$1.28 per $1,000

Matters requiring Council report and consent

Type

Fee

Building Regulations
Siting, Flooding, Projections and Build Over Street

$294.75

Protection of Public $299.10

Demolition Consent

$86.40

About fees and charges 

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. 

As at 1 July 2019 changes to the building permit and levy laws were made by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).  These changes include:

  • Building permit numbers to be issued by the VBA before the Building Surveyor may issue a Building permit.
  • A new duty on owners to notify VBA of revised final cost of work.
  • VBA will generate the building levy request (which is now payable by the Applicant) and payable directly to the VBA.

If you require further information, visit Building Activity Management System