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NEW Building Act and Regulations will commence on the 1st January 2017.

If you wish to make an application for building works under the current act and regulations you will need to do so as soon as possible to allow enough time for an assessment to be conducted. If an application is not made to Council and a Certificate of Likely Compliance is not issued before 23rd December 2016 your application will need to be considered under the new regulations in 2017.

 See the link below for more information in relation to the 1st January 2017 changes.

If you are:

  • Building a house, garage or other structure
  • Otherwise changing or adding to your property

You may need to apply for a Permit.


Builders are required to have an accreditation number (CC Number). Those builders who do not have an accreditation number may provide their temporary receipt number issued by the relevant accreditation body.

Owner Builders – Dwelling & Dwelling Alterations/Additions (Class 1)

If you are wanting to be an owner builder you must complete the Owner Builder and White Card Course online before applying for your building permit. Council is to receive a copy of your qualification certificates along with your completed application form (form 40). If you Google Owner Builder Course Tasmania you will be presented with various sites where you can complete the course.   

Please note: you do not need to register as an owner builder for works such as garages, decks, pergolas, patio’s, awnings, etc. Only works associated with a Dwelling (class 1) will require the registration.


Please click below links to find out more information

    • Building Act 2000 - Info
    •           Building and Plumbing Forms - Building Fees -Plumbing Fees
    • Environmental Health - Forms - Fees
    • Other Documents and Forms
    •           Regulation of photovoltaic solar panels installed for electricity generation (Building Regulation Advisory Note No.3 of 2013) - Info
    •           Swimming Pools and Spas - InfoAre you buying the kids or grandkids a pool for Christmas?  Is it capable of holding 300mm or more of water? If so it will require a pool fence before filling with water – please click on the Info link for more information and Council contacts.

Please read the How to apply for a Building & Plumbing Permit and/or How to apply for a Planning Permit for more information. If you still have questions, please contact Tamara Burt on 6382 8800 or email

* Council can only accept valid applications.

Lodge on line to check your information and proposal evidence can be accepted.

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