The building approval process in WA is governed by the Building Act 2011
and Building Regulations 2012. These regulate the construction and/or demolition of buildings and structures and how a building can be occupied in the City of Belmont and across WA.
Read the Building Act 2011
Read the Building Regulations 2012
Other building services legislation which might apply includes:
All building work requires a building permit, unless there is an exemption for the proposed work under Part 5 for the Act and Part 6 of the Regulations or the City’s Consolidated Local Law 2020
Please note, sometimes you will need development approval
(planning approval) before you can apply for a building permit.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone the City’s Building Services team on 9477 7425.
The Building Act 2011
adopts the Building Code of Australia Volumes One and Two (BCA) of the National Construction Code Series as the standard for new building and demolition work.
Buildings are classified under the BCA according to the purpose they are designed, constructed or changed for – and each building can be given one or many classifications.
Learn more about classifications on the DMIRS (Building and Energy) website