Building fees

The following fees apply from 1 July 2019. All fees are exempt from GST.

Building registration fees

Domestic builder (unlimited) or Project manager (domestic) and not currently registered with the VBA $985.40
Domestic builder (limited) and not currently registered with the VBA $782.80
Domestic builder (unlimited) or Project manager (domestic) and currently registered with the VBA in a category other than Domestic builder $914.90
Domestic builder (limited or unlimited) or Project manager (domestic) and registered with the VBA as a Domestic builder before 21 May 1999 $768.30
Domestic builder (limited or unlimited) or Project manager (domestic) and registered with the VBA as a Domestic Builder after 21 May 1999 $420.50
Class other than Domestic builder and not currently registered with the VBA $130.90
Class other than Domestic builder and currently registered with the VBA $60.40
Domestic builder (limited or unlimited) $446.20
Domestic builder (subsequent registrations) $377.20
Class other than Domestic builder $223.20
Class other than Domestic builder (subsequent registrations) $154.40
Late fee (for applications lodged less than 3 months before registration expiry date) $112.80
Domestic builder (limited or unlimited) $260.60
Domestic builder (subsequent registrations) $190.20
Class other than Domestic builder $130.90
Class other than Domestic builder (subsequent registrations) $60.40
Domestic builder $260.60
Class other than Domestic builder $130.90
Duplicate certificate $40.70
Replacement ID card $40.70
Accreditation of a building product $2048.37

Prescribed temporary structures fees

New Application – Single structure $350.00
New Application – Multiple structures $350.00 per structure

An example of multiple structure applications:

Differing types of structures on the one OP –
circus tent, seating stand and foyer tent – 3 structures
$1,050.00 total
Marquee with various spans – 10m, 15m & 20m span – 3 structures $1,050.00 total
Seating stand with attached structure (marquee) – 2 structures $700.00 total
Amendment application – Single structure $150.00
Amendment application – Multiple structures/changes $150.00 per structure

Amendment apply to a change existing structure only. For example, stage height increase, pegging in lieu of weighting or terrain category upgrade.

Amendments that include the addition of a new structure not previously listed on the OP will incur a new application fee of $350.00.

Renewal Application – Single structure $90.00
Renewal Application – Multiple structures $90.00 per structure

Renewals received after the expiry date will be considered as a new application and must follow that process including the appropriate fee. Multiple fee structure will apply to renewal applications as per new applications.

Additional structures or amendments to the original structure will incur the relevant fee. For example:

Renewal of single 9m configuration stage $90.00
Amendment to increase height of stage $150.00
New stage – 14m double configuration $350.00
Total$590.00

Company registration fees

Domestic builder and not registered in another class $543.30
Domestic builder (subsequent registration) $471.50
Class other than Domestic builder and not registered in another class $266.50
Class other than Domestic builder (subsequent registration) $194.80
Domestic builder $451.00
Domestic builder (subsequent registrations) $389.50
Class other than Domestic builder $225.50
Class other than Domestic builder (subsequent registrations) $164.00
Late fee (for applications lodged less than 3 months before registration expiry date) $112.80
Domestic Builder $225.50
Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $153.80
Class other than Domestic Builder $112.80
Class other than Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $41.00

Council fees

  • Fees payable to councils are prescribed in fee units. The value of a fee unit for 2019–20 is $14.81.
  • The fee amount is calculated by multiplying the applicable number of fee units by the value of a fee unit. The fee amount may be rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
  • Enquiries about the actual fee payable should be directed to the relevant council.
  • Stated regulations refer to the Building Regulations 2018.
Consideration by a reporting authority of a building permit application for the demolition of a building referred under section 29A of the Act 5.75
Consideration by council of a building permit application referred under regulation 132(1) or 134(2) or Part 5, 6 or 10 19.61
Consideration by council of a building permit application referred under regulation 116(4) 19.9
Consideration by council of a building permit application referred under regulation 133(2) 9.77
Lodging of documents with a local council by a relevant building surveyor 8.23
Requests for information 3.19