Changes to Victorian owner-builder requirements

Monday June 26 2017

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has refined its requirements for owner-builder applications.

The key change is the VBA will now accept construction induction cards issued by interstate regulators as set out in WorkSafe Victoria's Guidance Notes.

Previously, the VBA only accepted WorkSafe Victoria issued White Cards.

An owner-builder is someone who takes responsibility for domestic building work on their land.

VBA Director of Enquiries, Inspections and Complaints Murray Smith said people applying to be an owner-builder must demonstrate they understand their obligation to provide a safe workplace.

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