Victoria’s building permit and levy system is changing

On 1 July 2019, the way in which you apply for a building permit will change. Legislative amendments to the Building Act and Building Regulations require building surveyors to apply for, and receive, a building permit number (BPN) from the VBA before issuing a building permit.

The change is part of the State Government’s three-year building industry reforms program.

To assist industry with this transition, the VBA has developed an online system – known as the Building Activity Management System, or BAMS. This platform will accept applications for BPNS, process levy payments, issue BPNs, accept mandatory monthly reports from building surveyors; and accept amendments to BPN records and building permit details.

Read more about BAMS and the 2019 building industry reforms.