Building permits require an assessment against the Australian Building Code (Volume 1 and 2 of the National Building Code) and the Queensland Building and Plumbing Codes. These guidelines and regulations address, among other things, whether the building is soundly designed and constructed and safe to live in.

24-80 working days (impact assessable).

Probably! Pergolas with a footprint greater than 10 square meters or a height of 2.4 meters require a building permit.

The certification body that issues the certificate to the applicant

Yes. Permits to build kit houses and sheds are issued by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). You do not need a permit to build on your own property if the value is under $11,000

Building permits are not required for:

  • a small tool shed barn or similar up to 10 m2, except in a tropical cyclone area.
  • a retaining wall 1 m high (if no loads rest on top of it, such as a building or driveway)
  • a fence no higher than 2 m (except swimming pool fences).