Building Inspector

Registered building inspectors perform an important role in monitoring building standards in Victoria. They carry out inspections of building work on behalf of the relevant building surveyor.

There are three classes in which you can apply to register:

  • Building Inspector (Limited)
  • Building Inspector (Unlimited)
  • Building Inspector (Pool safety)


Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as a:

Application forms

Save and complete the following relevant forms on your computer (do not handwrite; it will take longer to process). The application form includes a checklist on the front page to assist you with the process.

Building Inspector (Limited)
Building Inspector (Unlimited)

Note that we will also consider applications for Building Inspector (Limited) (limited to inspecting all classes of building up to three storeys in height, excluding buildings with a basement, and a floor area of up to 500 square metres) from applicants with practical experience restricted to class 1 and 10 buildings. If you wish to be assessed on this basis, provide a cover letter with your application form setting out this request.

Experience statements and technical referee reports

As well as the application form, you must complete and submit both an Experience Statement and a Technical Referee Report for every category you seek to be registered in.

Building Inspector (Pool safety)

As well as the application form, you must complete a Technical Referee Report.

If you are in a partnership

Each partner of the partnership applying for registration must complete a separate Partner’s Declaration (PDF, 1059.11 KB).