Building and Plumbing

Building and Plumbing

From 1 January 2017, the Tasmanian government has introduced the new Building Act 2016 which regulates building and plumbing works.

The new Building Act takes a risk-based approach to building approvals so low risk building, plumbing and demolition work, and some medium risk work, can be done without seeking a building permit from the Council.

However, before lodging a building or plumbing application and before carrying out any works you will need to find out if you require planning approval.

What are my responsibilities under the Building Act?
The Building Act 2016, and the Building Regulations 2016, regulate building and plumbing work in Tasmania. These laws and codes apply to everyone who undertakes building and plumbing work.

For further information on these legislative changes and the Building Act 2016, please visit the CBOS (Consumer Building Occupational Services) website

Building Fees

BUILDING AND PLUMBING 2019/20 FeeIncludes GST #
Building Act 2016
Building Work and Demolition Work
Record Keeping Fee (Sections 98(4), 104(4), 119, 121(4), 125, 127(4))
Certificates of Likely Compliance, Certificates of Completion or other required documents received by Council for Notifiable Building Work, Notifiable Demolition Work or Low Risk Work
$133.00
Application for Permit Building Work; Permit Demolition Work
Section 139 (PBW); Section 190 (PDW)
Class 1 Buildings$266.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/Multiple buildings)$297.00
Plus - per Dwelling/Building Units$64.00
Class 10 Buildings$140.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings
- value of building work up to $20,000$155.00
- value of building work $20,001 to $100,000$372.00
- value of building work $100,001 to $500,000$530.50
- value of building work $500,001 to $800,000$745.00
- value of building work $800,001 to $2,000,000$1,060.00
- value of building work over $2,000,000$1,550.00
Application to Amend Permit Building Work; Permit Demolition Work
Section 145 (PBW); Section 195 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings (Single building)$198.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/buildings)$266.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$266.00
Application for Extension of Permit Building Work; Permit Demolition Work
Section 147 (PBW); Section 197 (PDW)
Class 1 Buildings$160.00
Class 10 Buildings$138.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$258.00
Application for Change of Use
Section 55 & 145
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$160.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$320.00
Certificate of Completion (Permit or Notifiable Building Work; Demolition Work)
Sections 104, 153 (PBW); Section 203 (PDW)
Class 1 & 10 Buildings (per building)$134.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (per building/unit)$212.00
Application Fee - Permit of Substantial Compliance
Section 258
Class 1 Building$530.00
Class 1 Buildings (Multiple dwelling units/Multiple buildings)$595.00
Plus - per additional building/Multiple dwelling unit/building$128.00
Class 10 Buildings$276.00
Plus - per additional building/Multiple dwelling unit/building$128.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$1,060.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (Multiple units/Multiple buildings)$1,190.00
Plus - per additional building$256.00
Application to Amend Permit of Substantial Compliance
Section 261
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$395.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$530.00
Application for Extension of Permit of Substantial Compliance
Section 262
Class 1 & 10 Buildings$395.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings$530.00
Building Surveying Work by External Service Provider/ConsultantActual Cost#
- plus administration fee$160.00
Referral regarding proposed protection of Building Work (Building Surveyor or Permit Authority)$265.00
Additional inspection(s) as required per inspection$170.00#
Plumbing Work
Record Keeping Fee (Sections 98(4), 104(4), 119, 121(4), 125, 127(4))
Certificates of Likely Compliance, Certificates of Completion or other required documents received by Council for Notifiable or Low Risk Work
$133.00
Application for Certificate of Likely Compliance Plumbing Work/Plumbing Permit (Form 19)
Category 3
Class 1 & 10 Buildings (per building or dwelling unit)$230.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (per building)$330.00
Category 4
Class 1 & 10 Buildings (per building or dwelling unit)$430.00
Class 1 & 10 with OWMS (per building)$600.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (per building)$740.00
Class 2 - 9 with OWMS (per building)$900.00
Application for Extension of Plumbing Permit$160.00
Application for Amendment/Variation - Plumbing Permit$198.00
Application for Amendment/Variation - Plumbing Permit with OWMS$352.50
Inspection of Plumbing Work (per building/dwelling unit)
Sections 111, 175; Regulation 18, 19
Category 3
Class 1 Buildings (per building) (3 inspections)$510.00#
Class 10 Buildings (per building) (2 inspections)$340.00#
Category 4
Class 1-10 Buildings (per building) (6 inspections, including 3
inspections for OWMS)
$1,020.00#
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (per building) - Number of Inspections
determined at time of Application (cost per inspection)
$170.00#
Additional Inspection - Plumbing Work (per inspection)$170.00#
Certificate of Completion - Plumbing Work
(Permit or Notifiable Work) Section 115 and 178
Class 1 & 10 Buildings (per building)$134.00
Class 2 - 9 Buildings (per building/unit)$212.00
Postage & handling of plans & documents$15.50#