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.

Before you begin

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, either modify the plans or enquire whether your proposed development qualifies for approval.

If you need help with Planning Permits, contact our Statutory Planning team on 9278 4888 or email Statutory Planning. If you need help with Building Permits, contact our Building Services team on 9278 4999 or email Building Services.

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