Building Application Forms

You can lodge an application and pay the application fee online, in person, or by post.

Online
Applications can be lodged through the eServices portal.

In person
Applications can be lodged at our Building Services Unit counter located on Level 1, 274 Gower Street, Preston between the hours of 8:45am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

By post
Applications, along with the relevant application fee can be lodged by mail to:
Building Services Unit
Darebin City Council
PO Box 91
Preston, Victoria, 3072

Further Information
Building Services
Phone 8470 8899

If you need to change your building plans, or works are going to take longer than planned, you need to apply for a variation to your building permit.

To apply for a variation or extension on your building permit, download and complete this form: Application for Amendment or Extension of Time for Building Permit.

You can lodge an application and pay the application fee in the following ways:

In person
Applications can be lodged at our Building Services counter located on Level 1, 274 Gower Street, Preston between the hours of 8:45am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

By post
Applications, along with the relevant application fee can be lodged by mail to:
Building Services Unit
Darebin City Council
PO Box 91
Preston, Victoria, 3072

Further Information
Building Services
Phone 8470 8899

Council has many kinds of property information. It is useful if you are buying, renovating, or building in Darebin.

Property enquiry for building permits 
Form: Request for Property Information (Building works) Regulation 326(2)

Property enquiry when selling/purchasing property 
Form: Request for Property Information (Conveyancing) Regulation 326(1)

Copy of building permit plans and documents
Form: Application for Copy of Building Permit Plans and Documents. This application must be completed and signed by owner of property.

You can lodge an application and pay the application fee in the following ways:

In person
Applications can be lodged at our Building Services counter located on Level 1, 274 Gower Street, Preston between the hours of 8:45am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

By post
Applications, along with the relevant application fee can be lodged by mail to:
Building Services Unit
Darebin City Council
PO Box 91
Preston, Victoria, 3072

Further Information
Building Services
Phone 8470 8899

An easement is a section of land registered on a property title which gives others the right to use the land for a specific purpose, such as service authorities for the installation and maintenance of utility services.

In so far as Council’s rights are concerned, if the specified use of an easement is for drainage purposes the appropriate Building Over Easement consent is required prior to Building Certification for any permanent buildings or structures over an easement (Building Regulations 2006 - Reg 310).

If there is an existing Council stormwater drain within the easement on a property or there is a possibility this easement may be required for drainage purposes in the future, permission to build over this easement will not be granted.

Please contact us prior to applying for Build Over Easement approval to confirm the status of the easement.

How to Apply?
1. Apply online or complete the Building Over Easement Application Form and return by post or in-person, along with the fee payment.
2. Submit a copy of the Certificate of Title Plan for the land.
3. Submit copy of plans showing details of the proposed structure or works to be built over or within the easement.

Apply Online

Within two weeks we will reply to your application in one of the following ways:
1.    Refuse the application
2.    Require further information
3.    Approve the application subject to the property owner/s signing an agreement. Upon the signing of this agreement the application will be approved.

Further Information
Capital Works
Phone 8470 8675

Drains and pipes that collect water on private property belong to the property owner. Owners are responsible for their drains up to the point of connection to the Council drain or kerb and channel, known as the legal point of discharge.

The legal point of discharge is a point specified by Council where stormwater from a property must be discharged. The point is usually Council’s stormwater drain where available, or street kerb and channel, or may require design and construction of outfall drainage to Council’s closest drain via easement, nature strip, footpath or road. For Stormwater drainage requirements refer to our Design Guidelines.

We provide direction on the legal point of discharge for both existing properties and the redevelopment of residential, commercial and industrial developments.

How to Apply:

  1. The easiest way to apply is online, select Stormwater - Legal Point of Discharge Application.
  2. Alternatively, you can complete the Stormwater - Legal Point of Discharge Application Form by post or in-person. Attach any relevant information with fee.

Apply Online

You will receive a report in the mail within 10 business days.

Further Information
Capital Works
Phone 8470 8675