Where a practitioner believes they are unable to complete a job in compliance with the relevant regulations or codes and standards, they may apply for a modification.

A modification application must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and all necessary original documentation as indicated in the application form(s).

Building modifications

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Please visit the Building Appeals Board website for information on building modifications and how to apply.

Plumbing modifications

To apply for a plumbing modification please download and complete the application for a plumbing modification form and return with any relevant supporting documentation to the VBA.

The modification process allows for one-off and site-specific variations to the technical requirements to provide acceptable solutions that achieve the necessary performance. Modification applications may also be made by the owner/occupier and public authorities.

You can submit your application by:

Victorian Building Authority
PO Box 536
Melbourne VIC 3001

For modifications to the Gas Installation Code, you should contact EnergySafe Victoria.