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Payment The Building Services Levy (BSL) will vary according to the type of application and where applicable, the value of building works undertaken. The table below shows the BSL payable to the local government permit authority with each application for a building permit, demolition permit or...
Responsibilities
The fundamental role of a building surveyor is to certify that buildings comply with the minimum technical construction standards of the National Construction Code, which comprises Volumes One and Two of the Building Code of Australia. This includes, but is not limited to: structural provisions;...
Building surveyors
Consumer Protection has one metropolitan Perth office and six regional locations in Western Australia. Perth Gordon Stephenson House Customer Service, Level 2, 140 William Street (on the corner of William and Murray Streets) PERTH, WA 6000 Postal Address Consumer Protection Locked Bag 14 CLOISTERS...
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This section of the website provides an overview of the building approvals process to assist those in the building industry, home-owners, permit authority clients and staff, owner-builders and building industry students. The information is relevant whether you are building a house, an office tower...
A guide to the building approvals process in WA
An application must be lodged with the permit authority or local government that has responsibility for the area in which the building is (or is intended to be) located. Form templates are available to permit authorities on the Building Commission website’s Extranet . Organisations requiring access...
Building approval forms
The National Construction Code (NCC) is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments, developed to incorporate all on-site construction requirements into a single code. The NCC is produced and maintained by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) on behalf of the Australian Government...
Codes and standards
Building disputes Disputes – referred to as building service or home buiding work contract complaints Any person adversely affected by the carrying out of a regulated building service may lodge a complaint alleging that a building service has not been carried out in a proper and proficient manner...
Compliance and audit
Western Australia has some of the driest climatic regions in Australia and is prone to bushfire attack, particularly around the south west regions. In the past few years there have been numerous fire events that have devastated bushland areas and destroyed or damaged properties. The Building...
Building safely in bushfire prone areas
The Building Commission protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
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The Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) requires all private swimming and spa pools that contain water that is more than 300mm deep to have a compliant safety barrier installed that restricts access by young children to the pool and its immediate surrounds. The requirements for safety...
Swimming pools and spas

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Building Commission
Information
04 Feb 2016
In Western Australia building work is required to comply with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The BCA is a performance based document that provides minimum technical...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
This fact sheet provides general information about the building approvals process for your new swimming pool or spa and its safety barrier. In Western Australia, private swimming pools and spas with...
Building Commission
Fact sheet
24 Oct 2016
The purpose of this industry bulletin is to advise permit authorities that the Building Amendment Regulations (No. 2) 2015 were published in the Government Gazette on 30 June 2015 and came into...
Building Commission
Bulletin
11 Sep 2015
Fire safety concerns have been raised on the use of certain aluminium composite panels for external wall cladding where that product had not been tested or demonstrated to meet the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for that use. Such products can lead to a rapid vertical spread of a fire via the façade of the building which raises serious safety concerns.
Building Commission
Bulletin
28 May 2015
Building Commission
Form – notification
02 Jun 2017
Building Commission
Form – application
06 Jun 2017

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Information about amendments to the Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000 (Plumbing Regulations) that came into effect on 14 December 2016.
Building Commission
Department News
14 Dec 2016
East Perth man Jon Valmont (alias Jon Marcel), trading as Marcel Roofing, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in contracting for and carrying out building work in Attadale in late 2013 and early 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
13 Dec 2016
A new code of conduct for Western Australia's building and construction industry will be introduced to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, improve workplace safety and add to the suite of measures adopted by the State Government to ensure subcontractors are paid on time.
Building Commission
Department News
05 Dec 2016
Nicola Multari , the sole director and secretary of Tonic Homes Pty Ltd (BC 13741 – expired), and Barry Douglas Windsor (reg. BP11375 & BC11375 – expired), the nominated supervisor of Fremantle Building Company Pty Ltd , have been fined for misconduct in connection with building work at a White Gum Valley property in 2013.
Building Commission
Media release
01 Dec 2016
Interconnection of smoke alarms in residential buildings Requirements for a building permit Building surveyors and builders are reminded that mains powered smoke alarms located inside new residential buildings (being Class 1 buildings, sole-occupancy units in Class 2 or 3 buildings and Class 4 parts of a building) are required to be interconnected where more than one alarm is required to be...
Building Commission
Department News
28 Nov 2016
Mount Lawley builder Squire Homes Pty Ltd (reg. BC5025) has been fined $15,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for negligent conduct in the construction of three commercial projects on two Margaret River sites.
Building Commission
Media release
28 Nov 2016
The Building Commission is running a free information session for building surveyors in early December 2016. This will be the start of a series of new information sessions intended to run in 2017 encompassing various topics on the role of the building surveyor. The first session will cover two areas in relation to the role of the building surveyor in: 1. Approving fire safety performance (...
Building Commission
Event
23 Nov 2016
Laws introduced by the Liberal National Government to protect payments to subcontractors in the construction industry have passed State Parliament.
Building Commission
Media release
23 Nov 2016
Broome former registered builder Dominic John Della Franca (reg. BP12976 & BC12976), trading as Dom Della Constructions, has been fined $20,000 by the Building Services Board for a total of eight allegations of fraudulent and negligent conduct.
Building Commission
Media release
22 Nov 2016
Building company Pacific Modular Pty Ltd (reg. BC14434) has been fined $3,500 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work it carried out without a valid building permit at a South Hedland property in 2014.
Building Commission
Media release
21 Nov 2016

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