Building a shed, garage or outbuilding

Man building a shed

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 can 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.

For more information about becoming an owner builder visit the Victorian Building Authority website

Contact us

For more information, please contact Building Services.

1300 002 642

[email protected]

Office hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


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