The VBA's owner-builder application kit contains information about becoming an owner-builder and will help you apply for a certificate of consent. We recommend you read it carefully – understanding your obligations and responsibilities as an owner-builder is very important .
If you wish to be an owner-builder, and the value of the proposed building work is more than $12,000 (including labour costs and materials) you will need to apply for a certificate of consent.
You will be required to pay a statutory fee of $96.18 when you submit an application for a certificate of consent. The fee is non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of the application.