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New Owner Builder rules
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Author:  MurrayJohnson [ Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:32 am ]
Post subject:  New Owner Builder rules

The Victorian Building Commission has introduced new rules to control owner building. You now have to apply for permission to be an owner builder. Until now you could apply for a building permit as an owner builder "as of right."
You can read about the new rules and requirements at and download an information kit in PDF format.
Don't be put off by the Commission's over-emphasis of dangers and responsibilities involved with owner building. Anyone can do it, and save substantial money -- be it on a new home or an extension.
The Commission is trying to frighten people out of owner building and into the arms of its commercial building mates. You can read my take on the changes at
Good luck,
Murray Johnson

Author:  Guest [ Tue May 23, 2006 1:32 pm ]
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and in nsw you have to do a course.

Author:  Scotty [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Course reqs

Can anyone confirm if you are required to complete an owner builder course in Vic, I know this is a requirment in NSW & Qld.

Author:  bingoshelley [ Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:27 pm ]
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hey scotty in vic you dont have to do any courses at all cheers shelley

Author:  Frog [ Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:41 pm ]
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no course or anything to be OB! :shock: Thats nuts!

Author:  bingoshelley [ Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:30 pm ]
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you think thats good we only pay stamp duty when we buy a house not when we sell it :lol:

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