Owner-Builder Law Reforms were implemented by the Victorian Building Authority on 14 June 2005. Please see below for information on these changes and the process required to be completed by owner-builders.
From 1 July 2014, domestic building work costing more than $16,000 (previously $12,000) requires domestic building insurance that will cover costs up to $300,000 (previously $200,000) to fix structural defects for six years, and non-structural defects for two years.
What is a Certificate of Consent?
A Certificate of Consent is an individual's written approval to act as an owner-builder on their own land in the State of Victoria.
Owners who intend to apply for a building permit for domestic building work as an owner-builder must provide to the relevant building surveyor a Certificate of Consent issued by the Victorian Building Authority.