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Project Manager (Domestic)

Project Manager (Domestic) is a class of registration in the category ‘person responsible for a building project’. Those registered in the class of Project Manager (Domestic) are responsible for managing or arranging the carrying out of domestic building work by registered domestic builders. They cannot carry out the domestic building work themselves, or arrange for unregistered builders to carry out the work.

Building surveyors are not able to issue building permits to practitioners registered in the class of Project Manager (Domestic) when they are proposing to perform tasks as the builder. Also, if you are registered as a Project Manager (Domestic), you are not able to enter into major domestic building contracts. This is due to legislative changes that came into effect on 1 July 2017.

You should carefully consider the above information to decide whether Project Manager (Domestic) is an appropriate registration for yourself and your business. If you want to apply for Project Manager (Domestic) and are planning to enter into major domestic building contracts or obtain building permits, please contact the VBA on 1300 815 127.


Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as a Project Manager (Domestic)? To learn more, read the relevant section of this guide to registration: What is domestic building work?

Start your application

Save and complete the following 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.

Please note that the application form was updated on 28 July 2020, and any applications submitted from that date must be on the new form. If you use an old application form, it will delay the progress of your application.

Experience statements and technical referee reports

If you are in a partnership

There are specific requirements for partnership applications. To find out more go to Partnerships.