Building permit

Apply for a building permit

Whenever you construct, extend or modify a structure you will need a building permit. This includes decks, verandahs and any internal structural works. Masonry and timber fences over a certain height will also trigger a building permit. 

Nillumbik Building Surveyors issue building permits for both domestic and commercial projects. We service projects within the Nillumbik Municipality and areas located outside of the Nillumbik Shire Council boundaries. 

The Building Services team have extensive experience in assessment and issue of building permits and carrying out mandatory inspections. Our goal is to be distinguished through reliability, expertise and a customer focused delivery of building surveying services.


How to apply for a building permit 

  • Complete online application form make sure you have supporting documentation to be uploaded at the end of the application. 
  • See checklists at end of page for information on supporting documentation.  

Apply online



Building permit fees are determined on a case by case basis taking into consideration the scope of the project, mandatory inspections required and the cost of the works.

If you would like to obtain a quote for your project please provide a set of plans and estimated cost of works for the project to 



In some limited circumstances some building works may not trigger a building permit. See practice note from the Victorian Building Authority below in related information which details when permits are required and when exemptions apply.

Should you require further information please call Building Services on 9433 3243.