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 residential development provisions are contained in Part 4 of the Victorian Building Regulations. They apply to all single dwellings in the building permit system, 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 residential development provisions under the building regulations can be obtained from the building department of the relevant council, a registered building surveyor or the Building Commission.