A building permit must be granted before starting any building works unless the work is exempt under Part 18 and Schedule 8 of the Building Regulations 2018. Although a building permit may not be required for some minor work, the owner of a building or land must still comply with building regulations.
You might also need a planning permit for your proposed building work (this may include the erection of fences, flagpoles, carports or sheds and the removal or lopping of trees). For more details on the planning process and the permit requirements, read our 'Lodge a planning application' page or contact Council's Town Planning team.
The Borough of Queenscliffe does not offer a building permit and inspection service, so you should contact a private building surveyor for advice before undertaking any building works. However, if you are in a designated flood prone area, your building surveyor will apply to Council's Municipal Building Surveyor for consent. The Municipal Building Surveyor will usually specify a floor level for the development.
Greenlight is an online permit portal used by Council where you can lodge all building related matters. You only need to register once to undertake any of the following functions:
Private Building Surveyors can also use the GreenLight Building Portal to lodge Building Permits.
A building certificate provides you with information about your property, such as:
You can apply for a building certificate if you:
You can apply via Council's GreenLight Portal by clicking below.
You will need to create a GreenLight account to access this information. If you have any issues using GreenLight, please contact Council.