A verandah is a structure that:

  • has a roof
  • is attached to a building, and
  • is partially or fully open-sided.

You always need a Building Permit to build a verandah on your property. You may also need a Planning Permit.

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 zone information and measure the size of your lot.

Before  you begin

Before finalising your design:

Example of a verandah

Example of a verandah

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.

In this guide: