Building forms and fees

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.

As at 1 July 2019 changes to the building permit and levy laws have been 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

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

$1,200

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

Works over $20,000

$1,500

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

Works up to $50,000

$1,760

Building Works (Class 1A New dwellings/dwelling extension

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

$1,980

Building Works (Class 1A New dwellings/dwelling extension

Works over $150,000

$2,300
Residential style developments - Class 2  $4,451
Residential style developments - Class 3 $5,516
Residential style developments - Class 4 $5,506
Commercial and Industrial - Class 5-9 works up to and including $50,000 $1,711
Commercial and Industrial - Class 5-9 works up to $50,000 and including $150,000 $1,924
Commercial and Industrial - Class 5-9 works over $150,000 $2,242
Place of Public Entertainment - Up to 5,000 people $664
Place of Public Entertainment - 5,001 to 15,000 people $920
Place of Public Entertainment - greater than 15,000 people $1,740
Liquor Licence Reports $790
Application for Occupancy permit (not associated with a Place of Public Entertainment) $300
Application for Occupancy permit or Consolidation for Commercial Buildings $1,580
Consideration of Building Reports associated with non-compliant or illegal works $600

Other fees and requests

Type

Permit fee

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

$47.20

Variation to a building permit - plus levy

$290

Extension of time
(One year)

$383

Request a copy of plans and permits

$178

Additional inspections  $215
Fences including Swimming Pool safety barriers and retaining walls $490

Government levy and lodgement fees

Type

Fee

Lodgement fee

$121.90

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

$290.50

Protection of Public $294.71

Demolition Consent

$85.20