Building & Construction

About Construction

houses-4A building permit will be required for most development proposals including extensions to dwellings, new dwellings, sheds and in some cases fences and retaining walls.

Building permits can be obtained from a private building surveyor or Council's Municipal Building Surveyor.

Before construction or activity can start, a proposed development may require a planning permit, building permit or both. Please note, if you have a building permit an asset protection permit will also be required before any work on the property can commence. 

Call Council' on 9205 5555 or email at for more information.

Further Building Contacts

Renovating and Building Advice
Master Builders Association of Victoria
9411 4555

Owner and Builder Inquiries

Victorian Building Authority
Goods Shed North,
733 Bourke Street, Docklands
Victoria, Australia 3008
1300 815 127

Complaints and Legal Advice
Consumer and Business Affairs Victoria
9627 6000

Dial A Law
9607 9577

First Home Owners' Grant
State Revenue Office 
9628 6490 

Building Guidelines
Victoria Online

Further Information
City of Yarra
9205 5555

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