D G Certifiers will be able to advise you whether a building approval is required. Before starting construction on most building work, a building permit is required. This can be obtained from a private building certifier.
Some minor works can be exempt or self-assessable. Various aspects of domestic building work such as the maximum height, setback or character, siting or design may be controlled under a council planning scheme and a planning permit is required which would form part of the building approval.
For enquiries about whether a building permit is required, how to apply for a building permit or the standards applicable to building work, complete the online enquiry form now and we can usually respond within 24 hours.