STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN UPDATE:
Please be advised that during the Stage 4 lockdowns imposed by the Victorian State Government, our staff will be working remotely and as such the office will not be open from Thursday 6th August 2020.
We are working towards a solution that will allow incoming phone calls to be diverted to our mobiles and we are hopeful this becomes operational in due course however our staff will continue to have access to emails and our database etc.
If you need to contact us during this time please email the person who has been handling your particular project directly for your queries and we will endeavour to come back to you promptly. For more general queries you can email Sue at
and for accounts queries, Kevin at
We don’t have clear direction on inspections at this stage. We have heard from the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors who seem to believe that site inspections can still be carried out by our inspectors. Before we celebrate though, we are still waiting to hear it from the horse’s mouth (the VBA). Presuming this information is correct and inspections can still be carried out, inspection bookings can be made directly to Sue at
To ensure quick and painless inspection bookings please include the following information:
- Site address.
- What is being inspected (footings, reinforcement, frame, final etc). Please be specific.
- What day and time period you’d like (AM or PM).
- The site contact name and contact number.
Please have all inspection requests for metro areas in by 3:30pm the previous working day, or 48 hours prior for regional Victoria.
Our inspectors will be maintaining best practice COVID safe behaviours during these inspections, and they will expect the same from the workers on site. This includes:
- Maximum 5 workers on site during the inspection, including the inspector.
- Face masks for all on site personnel.
- Maintaining 1.5m min. distance from others at all times.
- Not entering confined spaces where social distancing cannot be achieved.
- General compliance with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry (attached).
Lastly, we will all be working as hard as we can to cope with the challenges that will no doubt arise during this period and ask for your patience and understanding. We understand that everyone is under a lot of pressure and stress at the moment, and we are not immune to this. We hope that everyone stays safe and we'll see you on the other side!
Building Surveyors in Victoria
Welcome to buildingpermits.com.au, your one-stop-shop for all Building Permit requirements. Please take some time to browse through the many pages of useful information that we hope will go some way to helping you through the sometimes stressful and daunting task of interpreting building legislation, as well as dealing with relevant Councils and authorities.
Our friendly team at Nicholson Wright understand that many people in Australia are excited by the prospect to build, alter, extend or improve their property. It is for this reason one of our main goals is to process your Building Permit application in a timely manner, so you can begin your project as soon as possible. We also offer a very competitive fee structure, to ensure your budget doesn't blow out before you even step on site.
Our Melbourne based Building Surveyors can provide Building Permits anywhere in Victoria
Nicholson Wright is one of the leading Building Surveying firms servicing metropolitan and country Victoria. No job is too far or too hard to get to, as we have a wide network of registered contract inspectors located all over the state.
Why do I need a Building Permit?
The Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018 legislate that most building works, including alterations, demolitions and removals, require Building Permits in Victoria.
A Building Permit will specify the stages where a Registered Building Surveyor is required to inspect the building works, when an Occupancy Permit is required or when a Certificate of Final Inspection is necessary upon completion of the building works.
A Building Surveyor interprets all relevant building legislation. At Nicholson Wright, our Building Surveyors are experts on building legislation, technical codes and construction standards including the Building Code of Australia.
Our Building Surveyors work together with engineers, architects and builders to ensure that your building project is designed and constructed to comply with the building legislation in Victoria.
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