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.

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