Building a shed, garage or outbuilding
If you are planning to build a shed, garage, carport or outbuilding, you will require a building permit.
Owner-built garages, carports or garden sheds
If you build a garage, carport or garden shed yourself, you do so as an owner-builder. This means that you have certain responsibilities, particularly when selling your property.
If you plan to sell an owner-built shed or garage within 6.5 years of the building work being completed (i.e. from the date of your occupancy permit or certificate of final inspection), you will need a defects report from a builder. Go to the Victorian Building Authority website: Sheds and garages.