Building permit requirements
All single dwellings require a building permit, irrespective of whether a planning permit is also required. In most cases, single dwelling developments only require a building permit.
The siting provisions which apply to residential development are contained in Part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations 2006. These provisions apply to all single dwellings except where a planning permit is required for the construction of that building and the planning scheme regulates the same matters.
Further information related to the building permit process and the application of the siting provisions which apply to residential development under the Building Regulations can be obtained from the building department of the relevant council, a registered building surveyor or the Victorian Building Authority.