Victorian Council Information

Are you worried about requiring council approval or a permit when buying a shed or Pod. Never fear, we are here to help clarify and supply the relevant information you will need.

Getting Started

Did you know not every type of building requires approval or a building licence? Small to medium Pods or Sheds often require no paperwork, provided you tick all the boxes according to Councils recommendations

Good Practice

Once you finish reading through this page, it may be a good idea to give your local council a call just to be safe, its free and can provide you with peice of mind. Later on this page we provide a complete list of Council contact details

What Size Restraints In Vic

Most buildings including sheds will require you to check with your local council. Victoria’s council regulations can vary a lot. However to assist you with what to expect in general, a shed or workshop which meets the following requirements generally require not paperwork or approval: The floor area does not exceeding 10m²; is not more than 3m in height or no more than 2.4m in height within 1 m of the boundary; and is appurtenant to a building of another Class on the same allotment; and is located no further forward on the allotment than the front wall of the building to which it is appurtenant; and is not constructed of masonry. If the shed or workshop is 3m high (which some of our larger products offer), it won’t require a permit if it: Is setback 1m from the boundary the floor area is not more than 10m²; it is not constructed of masonry; and it is added to a building of another Class on the same allocation; and it is no built further forward on the location than the front wall of the property.

Common Courtesy

A good idea is to talk to your neighbours about what you are planning, it may not be a legal requirement but I would consider it good practice. Your neighbours will appreciate the fact you have consulted them ahead of putting something on your property that may effect conditions on theirs. Having your neighbours on your side could save you from a lot of headaches in the future.

Alpine Shire Councilalpineshire.vic.gov.au
Ararat Rural City Councilararat.vic.gov.au
Ballarat City Councilballarat.vic.gov.au
Banyule City Councilbanyule.vic.gov.au
Bass Coast Shire Councilbasscoast.vic.gov.au
Baw Baw Shire Councilbawbawshire.vic.gov.au
Bayside City Councilbayside.vic.gov.au
Benalla Rural City Councilbenalla.vic.gov.au
Boroondara City Councilboroondara.vic.gov.au
Brimbank City Councilbrimbank.vic.gov.au
Buloke Shire Councilbuloke.vic.gov.au
Campaspe Shire Councilcampaspe.vic.gov.au
Cardinia Shire Councilcardinia.vic.gov.au
Casey City Councilcasey.vic.gov.au
Central Goldfields Shire Councilcentralgoldfields.com.au
Colac Otway Shire Councilcolacotway.vic.gov.au
Corangamite Shire Councilcorangamite.vic.gov.au
Darebin City Councildarebin.vic.gov.au
East Gippsland Shire Councileastgippsland.vic.gov.au
Frankston City Councilfrankston.vic.gov.au
Gannawarra Shire Councilgannawarra.vic.gov.au
Glen Eira City Councilgleneira.vic.gov.au
Glenelg Shire Councilglenelg.vic.gov.au
Golden Plains Shire Councilgoldenplains.vic.gov.au
Greater Bendigo City Councilbendigo.vic.gov.au
Greater Dandenong City Councilgreaterdandenong.com
Greater Geelong City Councilgeelongaustralia.com.au
Greater Shepparton City Councilgreatershepparton.com.au
Hepburn Shire Councilhepburn.vic.gov.au
Hindmarsh Shire Councilhindmarsh.vic.gov.au
Hobsons Bay City Councilhobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
Horsham Rural City Councilhrcc.vic.gov.au
Hume City Councilhume.vic.gov.au
Indigo Shire Councilindigoshire.vic.gov.au
Kingston City Councilkingston.vic.gov.au
Knox City Councilknox.vic.gov.au
Latrobe City Councillatrobe.vic.gov.au
Loddon Shire Councilloddon.vic.gov.au
Macedon Ranges Shire Councilmrsc.vic.gov.au
Manningham City Councilmanningham.vic.gov.au
Mansfield Shire Councilmansfield.vic.gov.au
Maribyrnong City Councilmaribyrnong.vic.gov.au
Maroondah City Councilmaroondah.vic.gov.au
Melbourne City Councilmelbourne.vic.gov.au
Melton City Councilmelton.vic.gov.au
Mildura Rural City Councilmildura.vic.gov.au
Mitchell Shire Councilmitchellshire.vic.gov.au
Moira Shire Councilmoira.vic.gov.au
Monash City Councilmonash.vic.gov.au
Moonee Valley City Councilmvcc.vic.gov.au
Moorabool Shire Councilmoorabool.vic.gov.au
Moreland City Councilmoreland.vic.gov.au
Mornington Peninsula Shire Councilmornpen.vic.gov.au
Mount Alexander Shire Councilmountalexander.vic.gov.au
Moyne Shire Councilmoyne.vic.gov.au
Murrindindi Shire Councilmurrindindi.vic.gov.au
Nillumbik Shire Councilnillumbik.vic.gov.au
Northern Grampians Shire Councilngshire.vic.gov.au
Port Phillip City Councilportphillip.vic.gov.au
Pyrenees Shire Councilpyrenees.vic.gov.au
Queenscliffe Borough Councilqueenscliffe.vic.gov.au
South Gippsland Shire Councilsouthgippsland.vic.gov.au
Southern Grampians Shire Councilsthgrampians.vic.gov.au
Stonnington City Councilstonnington.vic.gov.au
Strathbogie Shire Councilstrathbogie.vic.gov.au
Surf Coast Shire Councilsurfcoast.vic.gov.au
Swan Hill Rural City Councilswanhill.vic.gov.au
Towong Shire Counciltowong.vic.gov.au
Wangaratta Rural City Councilwangaratta.vic.gov.au
Warrnambool City Councilwarrnambool.vic.gov.au
Wellington Shire Councilwellington.vic.gov.au
West Wimmera Shire Councilwestwimmera.vic.gov.au
Whitehorse City Councilwhitehorse.vic.gov.au
Whittlesea City Councilwhittlesea.vic.gov.au
Wodonga City Councilwodonga.vic.gov.au
Wyndham City Councilwyndham.vic.gov.au
Yarra City Councilyarracity.vic.gov.au
Yarra Ranges Shire Councilyarraranges.vic.gov.au
Yarriambiack Shire Councilyarriambiack.vic.gov.au