What you need to know
A building permit is generally required for all forms of building work. Check out the building permit fact sheet (pdf, 120KB) for common types of building work that require a building permit.
Note: although a building permit may not be required for some minor work, the owner of a building or land must still comply with building regulations.
You might also need a planning permit for your proposed building work (including fences, antennas, masts, carports, garages and the removal of vegetation).