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 $5,000 (including labour and materials)
  • carry out re-blocking, restumping or demolishing work, remove a home, or carry out any building work that requires a permit, regardless of cost
  • provide more than one type of building work (such as plastering and painting) that costs more than $5,000 (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

Victoria's Building Regulations 2006 define nine categories of building practitioner:

1.     Building Surveyor (Unlimited)
2.     Building Surveyor (Limited)
3.     Building Inspector (Unlimited)
4.     Building Inspector (Limited)
5.     Quantity Surveyor
6.     Engineer
7.     Draftsperson
8.     Erector or Supervisor (temporary structures)
9.     Builder:
               a.    Commercial Builder
               b.    Domestic Builder
               c.    Demolisher