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Building Permits

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What Happens if You Get Caught Without a Building Permit

Consequences of commencing construction work without a Building Permit

The consequences of performing construction work without a building permit can result in a penalty fine of more than $75,000, or more depending on various factors of the structure and location itself. 

It is illegal to carry out work on a building or structure without a permit, where by doing so without first obtaining a permit, will find you guilty of defying the law speculated in the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006, strictly prohibiting individuals from performing construction work without a building permit. 

Why is a Building Permit required?

Building Permits are required for multiple reasons, all of which mainly pertain to ensuring the safety of those constructing the structure, as well as those that will be using it and around it. Through enforcing specific construction standards, obtaining a Building Permit provides occupants with the best chance of avoiding high risk situations from improperly wired, constructed or plumbed buildings.

Building Permits are put in place to ensure that buildings comply with the Building Code of Australia, The Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018. A building permit is an official document that certifies that a relevant Building Surveyor has given approval to plans and documentation before a project begins.

Cost of a Building Permit

For small construction projects, the cost of a building permit is typically between $500 and $1,000, and up to $2,000 for dwellings. It’s important to note that the cost of a building permit is determined by the size and scope of the building works.

Prices can also vary depending on location, renovations, additions, and high risk projects such as electrical. Permits for all building projects are required for state and local authorities to ensure that the safety guidelines comply with building codes.


Want to know exactly how much your permit will cost? – Request a quote today

Please submit your contact details and specifics of your project to receive a response from one of our staff. For most quotes, please allow up to 24 hours for a response. Larger projects are typically processed within 48 hours.

If you have not received a response within that time, please do not hesitate to contact us again!