You may need a Planning Permit, a Building Permit or both to build a shed, garage, carport or gazebo.

You may also need other permits, depending on your situation.

This guide is for structures that:

  • have a solid roof and
  • are not built on or over a deck.

If you're building a pergola, see our Build a pergola page.

For other types of structures and projects, check the guides available on our Do I need a permit page.

How to use this guide

To help work out which permits you need, start at Step 1 (below) and answer the questions one at a time.

In this guide we refer to your ‘property’. This is the land you own, sometimes referred to in official documents as the allotment.

More information

If you need help at any step, email [email protected] or call (03) 9278 4888 and ask for our:

  • Statutory Planning team (information on planning or Planning Permits). 
  • Building Services team (information on building or Building Permits). 

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