How to apply for a building permit

You can lodge your building application and pay your application fee online, in person, or by post. You can also engage a private building surveyor.

Before you lodge a building permit application, please make sure you review our Building application checklist.

Apply through Council

Please note: We only accept building permit applications for properties in Darebin.

To apply, please complete our Building permit application form and lodge the form in person, or via mail or email.

In person

Visit our Building Services Unit counter on Level 1, 274 Gower Street, Preston between 8:45am and 4:45pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

By mail

Send your application and relevant supporting documents by mail to:

Building Services Unit
Darebin City Council
PO Box 91
Preston, Victoria, 3072

By email

Email your application and relevant supporting documents to

Apply through a private building surveyor

If you want to use a private building surveyor, please visit the Victorian Building Authority's Find a practitioner page.

More information

Building Department
Phone: 03 8470 8899