Where a practitioner believes they are unable to complete a job in compliance with the relevant regulations or codes and standards, they may apply for a modification.

A modification application must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and all necessary original documentation as indicated in the application form(s).

Building modifications

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Please visit the Building Appeals Board website for information on building modifications and how to apply.

Plumbing modifications

To apply for a plumbing modification:

  1. Please download and complete the Plumbing modification application form and return with any relevant supporting documentation to the VBA.
  2. Please download and complete the Plumbing modification payment authorization form and include it with your submission.

The modification process allows for one-off and site-specific variations to the technical requirements to provide acceptable solutions that achieve the necessary performance. Modification applications may also be made by the owner occupier and public authorities.

For further information about the plumbing modification process, please read the Plumbing modification information sheet.

You can submit your application by:
Fax: +61 3 9618 9062
In person: Victorian Building Authority, 733 Bourke Street, Docklands 3008
By mail: Victorian Building Authority, PO Box 536, Melbourne 3001

Note: For modifications to the Gas Installation Code you should contact Energy Safe Victoria.