Building permit levy

In order to fund the Building Control and Domestic Dispute Resolution System in Victoria, the Building Act 1993 (the Act) imposes a building permit levy.

The levy amount is based on the cost of the building work and must be paid by the applicant to the VBA before a building permit can be issued.

Use our building permit levy calculator to estimate the levy amount payable.



Note: The building permit levy is not payable if the cost of building work is $10,000 or less.

  to fund the building control system in Victoria.

  to fund Victoria's dispute resolution service (Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria).

  payable building permit levy.

Disclaimer: This calculator provides only an estimate of the amount of levy payable. It should only be used as a guide and not relied on for decision making or levy return reporting purposes. The actual amount of levy payable to the VBA for each building permit, is verified on a case by case basis, and dependent on the VBA's review of the accuracy of supporting documentation lodged with building permit levy returns.