Most building work you undertake on commercial, industrial and residential developments will require a building permit. Building permits are issued by building surveyors and you can apply through the City of Stonnington’s Municipal Building Surveyor or choose a private building surveyor.
You can find out more about the building control system in Victoria by reading our factsheet(DOC, 303KB).
Find out if you need a building permit. This page includes information for anyone about to undertake building work, including small business owners.
Find out how to apply for a building permit through a building surveyor: the documents you need, and building permit fees.
This page provides important information for those intending to undertake work as an owner-builder.
If an aspect of your building design doesn't meet the siting rules set out in the applicable building regulation, you can submit a report and consent application. Find out how.
On completion of your building work, the building surveyor issues an Occupancy Permit or a Certificate of Final Inspection. Find out which one you need.
COVID-19 restrictions mean we’ve had to change the way people can get in touch with us, find out more
Telephone: 8290 1333 (all hours)
Post: PO Box 58 Malvern Vic 3144
The following service centers are open with COVIDsafe practices in place:
Stonnington City Centre
311 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm
Stonnington Services and Visitor Centre
Prahran Square, corner Chatham and Izett streets, Prahran
Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm (Thursdays till 7pm)
Our service centres at Prahran Town Hall and the Stonnington Depot are closed
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The City of Stonnington acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.