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Occupancy permits

We issue occupancy permits to confirm that a building is safe and suitable for its intended use.

You must apply for an occupancy permit for:

  • a newly constructed building
  • a building that has been altered (extension or renovation)
  • a building that is being adapted for a new use
  • places of public entertainment

Apply for an occupancy permit

To apply:

Certificate checklist

As part of the application you will be asked to supply:

  • electrical safety certificate
  • plumbing certificate — general, roofing, drainage, gas, effluent and solar hot water systems
  • termite prevention measures
  • information about the glazing used
  • letter stating the dwelling has been constructed in compliance with the BAL report
  • letter stating the dwelling has been constructed in compliance with the 6-star energy rating report including the insulation
  • approval to use septic system

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