Building fees

The following fees apply from 1 July 2019. All fees are exempt from GST.

Building registration fees

Domestic Builder (Unlimited) or Project Manager (Domestic) and not currently registered with the VBA $985.40
Domestic Builder (Limited) and not currently registered with the VBA $782.80
Domestic Builder (Unlimited) or Project Manager (Domestic) and currently registered with the VBA in a category other than Domestic Builder $914.90
Domestic Builder (Limited or Unlimited) or Project Manager (Domestic) and registered with the VBA as a Domestic Builder before 21 May 1999 $768.30
Domestic Builder (Limited or Unlimited) or Project Manager (Domestic) and registered with the VBA as a Domestic Builder after 21 May 1999 $420.50
Class other than Domestic Builder and not currently registered with the VBA $130.90
Class other than Domestic Builder and currently registered with the VBA $60.40
Domestic Builder (Limited or Unlimited) $446.20
Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $377.20
Class other than Domestic Builder $223.20
Class other than Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $154.40
Late fee (for applications lodged less than 3 months before registration expiry date) $112.80
Domestic Builder (Limited or Unlimited) $260.60
Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $190.20
Class other than Domestic Builder $130.90
Class other than Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $60.40
Domestic Builder $260.60
Class other than Domestic Builder $130.90
Duplicate certificate $40.70
Replacement ID card $40.70
Accreditation of a building product $2048.37

Prescribed temporary structures fees

The application fee is $350 per structure.

If there is more than one type of structure or structure configuration, the fee must be paid for each structure. For example:

  • A marquee with 2 different spans (e.g. 10 m and 15 m) would attract a total fee of 2 x $350 = $700.
  • A circus tent and seating stand would attract a total fee of 2 x $350 = $700.
  • A marquee that can be connected to another identical structure to form a larger marquee would attract a fee of $350.

Company registration fees

Domestic Builder and not registered in another class $543.30
Domestic Builder (subsequent registration) $471.50
Class other than Domestic Builder and not registered in another class $266.50
Class other than Domestic Builder (subsequent registration) $194.80
Domestic Builder $451.00
Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $389.50
Class other than Domestic Builder $225.50
Class other than Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $164.00
Late fee (for applications lodged less than 3 months before registration expiry date) $112.80
Domestic Builder $225.50
Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $153.80
Class other than Domestic Builder $112.80
Class other than Domestic Builder (subsequent registrations) $41.00

Council fees

  • Fees payable to councils are prescribed in fee units. The value of a fee unit from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021 is $14.81.
  • The fee amount is calculated by multiplying the applicable number of fee units by the value of a fee unit. The fee amount may be rounded to the nearest 10 cents.
  • Enquiries about the actual fee payable should be directed to the relevant council.
  • Stated regulations refer to the Building Regulations 2018.
Consideration by a reporting authority of a building permit application for the demolition of a building referred under section 29A of the Act 5.75
Consideration by council of a building permit application referred under regulation 132(1) or 134(2) or Part 5, 6 or 10 19.61
Consideration by council of a building permit application referred under regulation 116(4) 19.9
Consideration by council of a building permit application referred under regulation 133(2) 9.77
Lodging of documents with a local council by a relevant building surveyor 8.23
Requests for information 3.19