Pergolas, sheds and carports

Overview

If you want to build a pergola, verandah, shed or a carport on your property, you may need to apply for a building permit.

Carports and garages

You must apply for a building permit to construct a garage or a carport if it is attached to another building or has a floor area more than 10m2.

Pergolas

A pergola is an unroofed open structure that is typically attached to a house.

You will need to apply for a building permit if your pergola is:

  • greater than 20m2 in area
  • attached to the front wall of a building
  • more than 3.6m high

Sheds

You will need to apply for a building permit to construct a shed if it is:

  • more than 10m or more than 3 metres high (or 2.4 metres if located within 1 metre of a boundary)
  • attached to a building or dwelling on the property
  • constructed over an easement
  • attached to the front wall of a single dwelling on the property.

Verandahs

You must apply for a building permit to construct a verandah of any kind.