Owner builder

Find out about your responsibilities as an Owner builder.

Owner builder 

An owner builder is responsible for obtaining their own building permits, supervision and ensuring that the works are completed to current building regulations and standards.  

It involves both legal requirements and potential risks to be aware of which include:

  • Obtaining and meeting the requirements of the building permit
  • Obtaining certification as required on works completed  
  • Maintaining a safe work site
  • Maintaining current insurances 

The Victorian Building Authority outlines the roles and responsibilities involved and includes a knowledge assessment and application.  

More information


Building Department
Phone: 03 8470 8899
Email: building@darebin.vic.gov.au