Nillumbik Building Surveyors


Nillumbik Building Surveyors issue building permits for both domestic/residential and commercial projects across metropolitan Melbourne.

We service projects both within and outside the Nillumbik Shire Council boundaries.

The team at Nillumbik Building Surveyors have extensive experience in the assessment and issue of building permits and carrying out mandatory building inspections. 

Our services are distinguished by reliability, expertise and a customer-focused delivery of building surveying and inspection services.

What is a building permit?

A building permit is written approval from a registered building surveyor, such as Nillumbik Building Surveyors, certifying that your plans meet minimum standards and comply with the Building Regulations.

A building permit is required before the commencement of building works, which includes construction of new buildings and demolition and/or alteration of existing buildings.

Please note that planning permits and building permits are different. Depending on the type of development you may require one or both of these permits. Find out more about the difference between planning permits and building permits

Do I need a building permit?

A building permit is generally required for:

  • External work including extensions, verandas, garages and second storeys
  • External work requiring windows or walls to be moved or altered
  • Any new building
  • Demolition of a building
  • Change of use of a building eg: from warehouse to dwelling, or dwelling to rooming house
  • Construction of fences
  • Construction of a swimming pool or spa
  • Minor structures eg. carports, roller doors etc.
  • The installation, alteration or removal of any Essential Services

Find out more at Do I need a building permit?

The building permit process

Learn more about the steps involved in applying for a building permit, including

  • Do I need a building permit? 
  • Building permit application checklists
  • How to submit your application
  • Online lodgement for private building surveyors

Find out more about applying for a building permit

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