Building registrations

Why you need to register

You must be registered with the Victorian Building Authority in Victoria to:

  • perform domestic building work that costs more than $10,000 (including labour and materials)
  • carry out re-blocking, re-stumping, demolition work or removal of a home, regardless of cost
  • provide more than one type of building work (such as plastering and painting) that costs more than $10,000 (including labour and materials).

There are different requirements for owner-builders. You'll find a kit for owner-builders under the information for consumers.

Categories of building practitioner

The Building Interim Regulations 2017 define eight categories of building practitioner:

  1. Building Surveyor
  2. Building Inspector
  3. Quantity Surveyor
  4. Engineer
  5. Draftsperson
  6. Person Responsible for a Building Project
  7. Erector or Supervisor (Temporary Structures)
  8. Builder:
    1. Commercial Builder
    2. Domestic Builder
    3. Demolisher