Bulk Transfers / Multiple Site Transfers

If your transfer relates to two or more sites, please follow the process below.

To transfer building surveyor functions, the transferring building surveyor must:

  1. Email the VBA at transfers@vba.vic.gov.au to request a Transfer List. This list will contain the details of all open building permits that have been previously reported to the VBA via the monthly levy return process. This list will be assigned to the private building surveyor who made the request, so they can identify the permits subject to a transfer.
  2. Gain consent to the transfer from both the new building surveyor and the person who appointed the original building surveyor.
  3. Complete their section of the Authority to Transfer Form.
  4. Provide the Transfer List and completed Authority to Transfer Form to the new building surveyor.

If various open building permits will be transferred to different building surveyors, a separate Authority to Transfer Form will need to be completed for each new building surveyor receiving the functions transferred.

After receiving the Transfer List and Authority to Transfer Form, the new building surveyor must:

  1. Complete their section of the Authority to Transfer Form.
  2. Log on to BAMS and select ‘Transfer of Function’.
  3. Complete the online form and upload both the Transfer List and completed Authority to Transfer Form.
  4. Email the Transfer List and completed Authority to Transfer Form to the VBA at transfers@vba.vic.gov.au.
  5. Provide a copy of the completed Authority to Transfer Form, as well as details of the relevant building permits and appointments, to the relevant council, builder, owner and/or agent.

BAMS – Transfer of Function form

The new building surveyor will need to check with the relevant Council as to their notification process.

The transfer of building surveyor functions takes effect on the latest of:

  • the date a copy of the transfer form is given to the VBA; or
  • the date a copy of the transfer form is given to the relevant Council; or
  • the date specified in the transfer form on which the transfer is to take effect.