Planning on constructing a shed or garage?

If you are planning to construct a shed or garage, you need to be aware of and comply with the following.

If you are building a shed or garage with a floor area of 10m2 or greater, you will require a building permit.

If the building works (including supply, installation and labour costs) are more than $10,000 and you are not building it yourself, you must use a registered builder and if the works are valued at more than $16,000, the builder is required to provide builder’s warranty insurance.

You may nominate yourself as an owner builder.

If the value of works exceeds $16,000, as an owner builder you will be required to register with the Victorian Building Authority on 1300 815 127 or visit vba.vic.gov.au