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

More information

For information about planning and Planning Permits, contact our Statutory Planning team on (03) 9278 4888 or at [email protected]

For information about building and Building Permits, contact our Building Services team on (03) 9278 4999 or at [email protected].

In this guide: