You may need a Planning Permit, a Building Permit or both to build a shed, gazebo, garage or carport on your property.
The structures covered in this Guide:
- have a solid roof, and
- are not constructed on or over a deck.
If these characteristics don't apply, find the Guide that applies to your project.
How to use this guide
To help you work out which permits you need, begin at Step 1 and answer the questions one at a time. You may be asked to look at zoning information, the size of your lot and the height of your structure.
Contact Statutory Planning or Building Services for help with either Planning or Building Permits.
Before you begin
Before finalising your design:
- Check whether your project involves removing, pruning or carrying out works near a protected tree. You may need a permit for the tree works.
- Check for easements on your property. When an easement is obstructed, it can prevent important maintenance work and block the flow of stormwater. If your plans impact an easement, it may be necessary to modify your plans.
- See if the property is listed under Schedule to Clause 51.01 Specific Sites and Exclusions. If the property is listed, contact Statutory Planning on (03) 9278 4888 to find out about special restrictions and exemptions that apply.