Building and regulations

On this page you will find information on the building process, including how to obtain a building process, as well as the residential development regulations which outline the requirements for safe construction of buildings.

For information on the planning process and the planning register, please click here.

For information about building a new boundary fence visit our Fences page.

Construction Guidelines

If you plan to do any building work, you should check with us first to find out if you need a building permit. A building permit ensures that your building project is built by registered and insured builders, has the correct documentation, is inspected at different stages of work, and is independently assessed as suitable for occupation upon completion.

Swimming Pool Registration

As of December 2019, all swimming pool owners in the state of Victoria must register their pools with their respective local councils. This page has information on how to register a pool or spa in Darebin.

Building Regulations

Building Regulations, The Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards outline the safe construction of buildings and requirements for balconies, fences, balustrades and handrails, and safety barriers for swimming pools and spas.