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A lot of customers are worried about requiring council approval or a permit when buying a shed. That’s why we are here to help clarify and tell you the Good NEWS!

Not every kind of building requires approval or a building licence. 

A small to medium shed normally requires no paperwork however it's important to check if your structure ticks all the boxes according to the council's recommendations.

Whatever structure you are choosing to add to your property in Victoria, we recommend you check the guidelines to gain an understanding of your options.

IMPORTANT: It's not hard work, or going to cost you anything to check. Even after reading this page we suggest you give your local council a call to be safe.

On this page I have provided some information for you, to understand the general rules in Victoria in regards to what to expect and what to do if you need building approval.

THE NUMBER #1 THING TO UNDERSTAND

 

If you build a shed, garage, carport etc without approval and you go to sell the property, or have someone complain, you can get into trouble. If the council finds your building was added without council approval (and it needed it) you could face major fines and be forced to remove the building.

So it is very important you consider the rules and regulations in your State before buying a shed.

SIZE RESTRAINTS IN VIC

 

Most buildings including sheds will require you to check with your local council. Victoria’s council regulations can vary a lot.

However to assist you with what to expect in general, a shed or workshop which meets the following requirements generally require not paperwork or approval:

  • The floor area does not exceeding 10m²;
  • Is not more than 3m in height or no more than 2.4m in height within 1 m of the boundary; and
  • is appurtenant to a building of another Class on the same allotment; and
  • is located no further forward on the allotment than the front wall of the building to which it is appurtenant; and
  • is not constructed of masonry.

If the shed or workshop is 3m high (which some of our larger products offer), it won’t require a permit if it:

  • Is setback 1m from the boundary
  • the floor area is not more than 10m²;
  • it is not constructed of masonry; and
  • it is added to a building of another Class on the same allocation; and
  • it is no built further forward on the location than the front wall of the property.

DO I NEED A BUILDING LICENCE?

 

A building permit is required or most building work, when it comes to major developments. However some minor projects are exempt as discussed above. Smaller sheds or buildings need only council approval.

In the following circumstances you will be requiring a building permit:

  • Building a house or extensions
  • Garage / Carports (which don’t fall under the previously mentioned guidelines)
  • Granny Flats
  • Other buildings and structures such as swimming pools, retaining walls and fences.

It also needs to abide by The Building Code of Australia which outlines that your plans cannot impact,

  • The structural integrity of any other building
  • A fire-rated wall, ceiling or floor
  • Any emergency escapes or exists or similar to
  • Natural light, ventilation or fire protection system

TALK TO ALL PARTIES INVOLVED

 

It may be old fashioned but a little neighbourly etiquette can save you time, money and headache.

If you think your building may in any form impact your neighbor's view, light, space etc, have a chat to your them first to let them know what you are planning.

Making sure you keep the peace with your neighbour means a peaceful project and less hassle with getting approval if no one is objecting.

WHAT PAPERS DO I SUBMIT

 

If you do need council approval you will need to check again with your council what it is you will need but here are some items to expect:

  • Detailed site plan
  • Engineer Papers (which we will provide with your shed/workshop/garage)
  • Building Licence for very big buildings for example most of our custom sheds which are more thans 6 x 12 meters.
The information on this page is purely guidance and although we have taken as much action to keep it up to day and clear, you should always check with your Governing body for more details before taking action.

COUNCIL CONTACTS

 
COUNCILWEBSITECONTACT INFO
Alpine Shire Council http://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx (03) 5755 0555
info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au
Ararat Rural City Council http://www.ararat.vic.gov.au/index/home +61 3 5355 0200
council@ararat.vic.gov.au
Ballarat City Council http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ +61 3 5320 5500
ballcity@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Banyule City Council https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Home +613 9490 4222
enquiries@banyule.vic.gov.au
Bass Coast Shire Council http://www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5671 2211
basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au
Baw Baw Shire Council http://www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au/Home +61 3 5624 2411
bawbaw@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au
Bayside City Council https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9599 4444
enquiries@bayside.vic.gov.au
Benalla Rural City Council http://www.benalla.vic.gov.au/ 03 5760 2600
council@benalla.vic.gov.au
Boroondara City Council https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9278 4444
boroondara@boroondara.vic.gov.au
Brimbank City Council https://www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9249 4000
info@brimbank.vic.gov.au
Buloke Shire Council http://www.buloke.vic.gov.au/ 1300 520 52
buloke@buloke.vic.gov.au
Campaspe Shire Council https://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/ 03 5481 2200
shire@campaspe.vic.gov.au
Cardinia Shire Council http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx 1300 787 624
mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au
Casey City Council http://www.casey.vic.gov.au/Home 9705 5200
caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au
Central Goldfields Shire Council http://www.centralgoldfields.com.au/ (03) 5461 0610
mail@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
Colac Otway Shire Council http://www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5232 9400
inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au
Corangamite Shire Council http://www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/ 03 5593 7100
shire@corangamite.vic.gov.au
Darebin City Council https://www.darebin.vic.gov.au/ 8470 8888
mailbox@
darebin.vic.gov.au
East Gippsland Shire Council http://www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/Home 03 5153 9500
feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au
Frankston City Council http://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Home 1300 322 322
info@frankston.vic.gov.au
Gannawarra Shire Council http://www.gannawarra.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5450 9333
council@gannawarra.vic.gov.au
Glen Eira City Council http://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Home 03 9524 3333
mail@gleneira.vic.gov.au
Glenelg Shire Council http://www.glenelg.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx 1300 453 635
enquiry@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Golden Plains Shire Council https://www.goldenplains.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5220 7111
nquiries@gplains.vic.gov.au
Greater Bendigo City Council https://www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/ (+61 3) 5434 6000
requests@bendigo.vic.gov.au
Greater Dandenong City Council http://www.greaterdandenong.com/ (03) 8571 1000
council@cgd.vic.gov.au
Greater Geelong City Council http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/ 03 5272 5272
contactus@geelongcity.vic.gov.au
Greater Shepparton City Council http://greatershepparton.com.au/ 03 5832 9700
council@shepparton.vic.gov.au
Hepburn Shire Council http://www.hepburn.vic.gov.au/ 03 5348 2306
shire@hepburn.vic.gov.au
Hindmarsh Shire Council http://www.hindmarsh.vic.gov.au/ 03 5391 4444
info@hindmarsh.vic.gov.au
Hobsons Bay City Council http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Home 9932 1000
customerservice@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Horsham Rural City Council http://www.hrcc.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5382 9777
council@hrcc.vic.gov.au
Hume City Council https://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Homepage 613 9205 2200
contactus@hume.vic.gov.au
Indigo Shire Council http://www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au/Home 03 5728 8000
info@indigoshire.vic.gov.au
Kingston City Council http://www.kingston.vic.gov.au/Home 1300 653 356
info@kingston.vic.gov.au
Knox City Council http://www.knox.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx (03) 9298 8000
knoxcc@knox.vic.gov.au
Latrobe City Council http://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Home 1300 367 700
latrobe@latrobe.vic.gov.au
Loddon Shire Council http://www.loddon.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5494 1200
loddon@loddon.vic.gov.au
Macedon Ranges Shire Council http://www.mrsc.vic.gov.au/Home 5422 0333
mrsc@mrsc.vic.gov.au
Manningham City Council http://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9840 9333
manningham@manningham.vic.gov.au
Mansfield Shire Council http://www.mansfield.vic.gov.au/home.aspx (03) 5775 8555
council@mansfield.vic.gov.au
Maribyrnong City Council http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx (03) 9688 0200
email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
Maroondah City Council http://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/default.aspx (03) 9298 4598
maroondah@maroondah.vic.gov.au
Melbourne City Council http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/pages/home.aspx +61 3 9658 9658
admin@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Melton City Council http://www.melton.vic.gov.au/Home 03 9747 7200
csu@melton.vic.gov.au
Mildura Rural City Council http://www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Mildura-Rural-City-Council (03) 5018 8100
mrcc@mildura.vic.gov.au
Mitchell Shire Council https://www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5734 6200
mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au
Moira Shire Council http://www.moira.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5871 9222
info@moira.vic.gov.au
Monash City Council http://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 9518 3555
mail@monash.vic.gov.au
Moonee Valley City Council http://www.mvcc.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9243 8888
council@mvcc.vic.gov.au
Moorabool Shire Council https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5366 7100
info@moorabool.vic.gov.au
Moreland City Council http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9240 1111
info@moreland.vic.gov.au
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5950 1000
customerservice@mornpen.vic.gov.au
Mount Alexander Shire Council https://www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx (03) 5471 1700
info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au
Moyne Shire Council http://www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Home +61 3 5568 0555
moyne@moyne.vic.gov.au
Murrindindi Shire Council http://www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5772 0333
msc@murrindindi.vic.gov.au
Nillumbik Shire Council http://www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Home 9433 3111
nillumbik@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
Northern Grampians Shire Council http://www.ngshire.vic.gov.au/Home 03 5358 8700
ngshire@ngshire.vic.gov.au
Port Phillip City Council http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/index.htm (03) 9209 6777
assist@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Pyrenees Shire Council http://www.pyrenees.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5349 1100
pyrenees@pyrenees.vic.gov.au
Queenscliffe Borough Council http://www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/ 03 5258 1377
info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au
South Gippsland Shire Council http://www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5662 9200
council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au
Southern Grampians Shire Council http://www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5573 0444
council@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au
Stonnington City Council http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/Home 8290 1333
council@stonnington.vic.gov.au
Strathbogie Shire Council http://www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au/ 1800 065 993
info@strathbogie.vic.gov.au
Surf Coast Shire Council http://www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/Home (03) 5261 0600
info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au
Swan Hill Rural City Council http://www.swanhill.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5036 2333
council@swanhill.vic.gov.au
Towong Shire Council http://www.towong.vic.gov.au/ (02) 6071 5100
info@towong.vic.gov.au
Wangaratta Rural City Council http://www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5722 0888
council@wangaratta.vic.gov.au
Warrnambool City Council http://www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/ (03) 5559 4800
wbool_city@warrnambool.vic.gov.au
Wellington Shire Council http://www.wellington.vic.gov.au/Home 1300 366 244
enquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au
West Wimmera Shire Council http://www.westwimmera.vic.gov.au/ 03 5585 9900
council@westwimmera.vic.gov.au
Whitehorse City Council http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9262 6333
customer.service@
whitehorse.vic.gov.au
Whittlesea City Council https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/ 03 9217 2170
info@whittlesea.vic.gov.au
Wodonga City Council http://www.wodonga.vic.gov.au/ (02) 6022 9300
info@wodonga.vic.gov.au
Wyndham City Council https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/ (03) 9742 0777
mail@wyndham.vic.gov.au
Yarra City Council http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/ 9205 5555
info@yarracity.vic.gov.au
Yarra Ranges Shire Council http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Home 1300 368 333
mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au
Yarriambiack Shire Council http://yarriambiack.vic.gov.au/ 03 5398 0100
info@yarriambiack.vic.gov.au
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