VBA Actions for the week ending 20 December 2019

Wheelbarrow on building site
A summary of VBA prosecutions, show cause notices, notices of decision, permit levy audits, proactive inspections and plumbing activities for the week.

Investigations – Building

  • Warning letters issued: 1

Investigations – Plumbing

  • Warning letters issued: 4

Practitioner Discipline

  • Notices of Decision issued: 4


  • An unregistered building company was fined $2500 plus $826 in costs for promoting itself as qualified to carry out building work in Victoria.
  • A builder with more than 30 years’ experience was fined $10,000 plus $946 in costs for carrying out domestic building work while unregistered and uninsured, and without a building permit.

Levy Audit

  • Audit site visits: 2

Proactive Inspections

  • 250 inspections across 24 municipalities.

Plumbing Audits

  • Audits: 170
  • Re-audits: 51
  • Inspections: 14