Development that involves building work requires building consent as part of its approval.

For building consent to be granted, the building work must comply with the Building Rules.

Building Code

The Building Code sets out building rules for building work across Australia and includes state-level variations.

Ministerial building standards

Ministerial building standards are used to assess a building consent and are part of the building rules under the PDI Act.

Inspections and compliance

Inspections ensure that all development is constructed under the relevant approvals, codes and standards.

Certificate of Occupancy

Certificate of Occupancy provides assurance to an owner that their new home or addition is safe and suitable for occupancy at the completion of construction.

Notices and newsletter

New policy initiatives, legislative and technical changes, training events and general information for practitioners.

Minister's determinations

The Minister may gazette a determination that sets out information to be provided as part of the building consent assessment process.

Mapping tools

These maps should be used in conjunction with the Building Code and assist with technical building issues.