Building surveyors

About us

Nillumbik Building Surveyors are employed by Council and offer services within Nillumbik and beyond.

Our staff will provide clear, consistent and concise advice on building requirements under current building legislation. We offer a prompt, efficient, trustworthy and value-for-money building permit service focused on ensuring all buildings are constructed to provide and maintain the health, safety and amenity of the occupants.

Our services

Building Permits

Building Permit applications are assessed by an experienced building surveyor for compliance with the Building Act, upon completion of an assessment advice is provided to you about any outstanding aspects. Once all plans and documentation have been received to satisfy regulation requirements, a building permit is issued, which will allow works to commence. 

Building inspections

Mandatory permit inspections are carried out a registered inspector or surveyor. This can be booked by calling 9433 3243 at least one day prior to the booking date. Inspections take place between 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday. 

Other services include

  • swimming pool and spa safety barrier advice and inspections
  • building regulatory advice during the design stage of the project
  • advice and approval of residential siting for single dwelling developments
  • advice and assistance on construction in termite and bushfire areas

Contact us


Visit the Civic Centre offices between 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday
Civic Drive, Greensborough
9433 3243

When do I need a building permit?

Most structural work will need a building permit. This includes decks and verandahs, as well as dwelling extensions and renovations. Brick or timber fences above a certain height and internal structural work may also need a permit. 

The Victorian Building Authority website outlines when a building permit is required.

The Building Regulations 2018 Schedule 3  has a list of building permit exemptions 

For details regarding exemptions, see the Victorian Building Authority website 

When completing an application for a permit, ensure the standard requirements are met. There are different requirements for the different permits.

See the Checklist for Building Permit Applications(PDF, 58KB)


All forms can be downloaded from the Building Permits page