Owner Building can be very rewarding and result in cost savings. It also comes with many responsibilities and some pitfalls that need to be avoided.

Mt. Martha design + drafting  can assist you by producing well documented drawings and obtain all relevant permits to allow you to successfuly proceed with the building process. Please call to discuss your next project.

Victorian laws for Owner Builders are designed to protect and support Owner Building. It is important for you to become familiar with your obligations as an Owner Builder

Victorian Owner-Builders:
  • Must obtain a Certificate of Consent from the Building Practitioners Board in order to obtain a building permit to carry out domestic building work valued over $12,000
  • May only obtain building permits for a single dwelling and associated work on a single property in any three-year period
  • Must reside and continue to reside, or intend to reside in the single dwelling

If you intend to Owner Build your new home or addition for work valued over $12,000 you will need to apply to the Building Control Commission for consent.

Please download the application forms and associated information.