Owner-Builder for Domestic Works
If you wish to be an Owner-Builder for domestic works exceeding $16,000 (including labour and materials quoted in a contract), regardless of whether you are doing the works without labour, you are required to obtain an Owner-Builder Consent Certificate from the Victorian Building Authority (formerly Building Commission). Complete the Owner-Building Application Checklist.
Owner-Builder Application Kits can be obtained from the Victorian Building Authority website or contact 1300 815 127.
In addition to obtaining the above Consent, you are required to complete an Owner-Builder Acknowledgement Form regardless of cost of works.
Remember to contact an Insurer to arrange for appropriate Construction Insurance prior to works commencing and to protect people working onsite.
If you elect to engage a registered Builder to carry out the works instead, then you must sign a contract and the Builder will arrange to present a copy of a Domestic Building Warranty Insurance specific for your property and works to you and to Council's Building Department to enable the process of the Building Permit.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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