Do I need a Construction Certificate?

Construction Certificate

Where a Development Consent has been issued for proposals involving building works, a Construction Certificate must be obtained prior to commencement of any building works.

What is a Construction Certificate?

A Construction Certificate is an approval that certifies that:

  1. Work completed in accordance with specified plans and specifications will comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) including relevant associated structural standards and codes;
  2. The detailed construction plans and specifications are "not inconsistent" with the development consent; and
  3. All 'Prior to Issue of Construction Certificate' conditions of the development consent have been satisfied.

Guide to Building Approval Process (link to Building Professionals Board)

Principal Certifying Authority and Notice of Commencement (PDF) (133.28 KIB)

Critical Stage Inspections (PDF - 26.45KB)

Responsibilities of the Applicant (PDF - 25.64KB)

Responsibilities of Council (PDF - 19.55KB)

Asbestos Information (PDF - 37.11KB)

Premises Standards Information (PDF) (159.94 KIB)

Fire Safety (PDF - 33.5KB)

Long Service Levy Information (PDF) (122.36 KIB)

Owner Builder Information (PDF) (51 KIB)

Bushfire Prone Land (PDF - 98.02KB)

Swimming Pools - link to Swimming Pools (Amendment) Act 2012

Information for Owner Builder Permits - link to NSW Government Fair Trading

Asbestos Awareness - Fact Sheet


Changes to NSW Swimming Pool legislation