All states and territories in Australia have separate and different requirements when it comes to being an Owner Builder.

Here are some of the unique requirements to consider when undertaking works as an Owner Builder in Victoria.

Victorian Legislation:

  • Imposes restrictions on how often an Owner Builder can undertake a project.
  • Requires the Owner Builder to obtain a “Certificate of Consent” prior to the issue of a building permit where works exceed $16,000 in value.
  • Requires the Owner Builder to comply with the provisions of the Building Act 1993 and Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (as well as associated regulaions)
  • Requires the Owner Builder to obtain a Defects Inspection Report and Owner Builder Warranty Insurance if selling the property within 6.5 years of completion.

Here are some useful links for Victorian Owner Builders:

Victorian Building Authority

Building Practitioners Board


This post sponsored by Building Industry Solutions – Owner Builder insurance specialists

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