Get building and construction permits

Building and construction can cover a broad range of matters related to building regulations, siting provisions, legal requirements concerning issues of safety and the rights of others, and the permit surrounding your works.

Building and construction can cover a broad range of matters related to building regulations, siting provisions, legal requirements concerning issues of safety and the rights of others, and the permit surrounding your works.

Drawing on the Building Code of Australia, Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018, the Port Phillip Building team provides accurate advice, and offers a competitive building permit and inspection service.

Please ensure you read through where do I start before commencing this process.

Fences

Constructing a fence may require a planning permit or building permit, or the report and consent of Council.

You should also consider fence restrictions if you are in a Heritage Overlay.

When making changes, it's important to keep your neighbours in the loop and talk early in the process. Any fencing disputes between neighbours is a civil matter through the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria.

More information about fencing requirements can be found in the Fences Amendment Act 2014, Building Regulations 2018 and Port Phillip Planning Scheme.

Living with construction

This is your guide on how best to consider your neighbours and work through any issues that may arise from living next to construction.

Event permits

If you are looking to hold an outdoor event, you may need to build amenities such as stages and marquees. To find out how to apply for event permits, including a Place of Public Entertainment permit, visit outdoor events and activities.

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