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Council’s Building Services

On 1 October 2011 Council transitioned its building services to a statutory-only model.  This change was introduced to ensure council can function at best practice in relation to the statutory services it provides the local community. 

Council continues to provide a free advisory service to the industry and the community in respect to all building control matters. Council will continue to undertake all other duties in respect to administering and enforcing the Building Act 1993and all relevant building regulations. 

All building permit applications should be made to a registered building practitioner.

Enquiry Services

Council's Building Department is available for all general and technical building enquiries during normal business hours or contact the Building Services team online via  e-Services





Application Forms


Information and Fact Sheets 


Only Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

All home owners and occupants must be vigilant around placing flammable clothing close to heating appliances and more importantly to ensure their smoke alarms are regularly maintained and operational at all times, as only working smoke alarms save lives. According to CFA statistics, chances to survive a house fire without a working smoke alarm are reduced by 60%. 

For rental properties, all landlords must ensure working smoke alarms have been fitted in accordance with the Building Regulations. Failure to do so, can leave the landlord open to prosecution should damage to property, injury or loss of life occur. Estate agents managing properties need to work with landlords and occupants to ensure working smoke alarms have been fitted, in accordance with the requirements.”

More information regarding the installation of Smoke alarms can be found at-

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P: +61 3 5320 5500.
The Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street
Ballarat, 3350, Victoria.

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