Forms & fees

In light of the present situation regarding the COVID-19 virus (also known as the Coronavirus), the Board's Chairperson has requested that all new applications are submitted electronically via email to registry@buildingappeals.vic.gov.au, rather than in hard copy form. If possible, payment should be made by credit card, due to a possible delay in processing payments by cheque.

Below you can find the form and current fee for your appeal, dispute or modification application.

All fees are effective from 1 July 2019.

Appeals & disputes (general)

Section Class 1 or 10 – Residential buildings Current fee ($)
138 Appeal regarding building & occupancy permits (315KB) $341.22
138A Appeal regarding directions to fix building work ((PDF, 330.65 KB)) $341.22
139 Appeal regarding temporary occupation of buildings (315KB) $204.67
140 Appeal regarding termination or appointment of building surveyor (225KB) $341.22
142 Appeal regarding building notice & orders (315KB) $341.22
144 Appeal regarding building regulations (315KB) $204.67
144A Appeal regarding building & construction industry security of payment (225KB) $204.67
150 Dispute regarding inspections (241KB) $204.67
156 Dispute regarding the building permit levy (241KB) $341.22
157 Dispute regarding building work and the Regulations (241KB) $341.22
158 Dispute regarding party walls (241KB) $341.22
164 Termination & variation of agreement Class 1 or 10 residential $204.67
Section Class 2 to 9 – Commercial buildings Current fee ($)
138 Appeal regarding building & occupancy permits (315KB) $682.74
138A Appeal regarding directions to fix building work ((PDF, 330.65 KB)) $682.74
139 Appeal regarding temporary occupation of buildings (315KB) $341.22
140 Appeal regarding termination or appointment of building surveyor (225KB) $682.74
142 Appeal regarding building notice & orders (315KB) $682.74
144 Appeal regarding building regulations (315KB) $341.22
144A Appeal regarding building & construction industry security of payment (225KB) $341.22
150 Dispute regarding inspections (241KB) $341.22
156 Dispute regarding the building permit levy (241KB) $682.74
157 Dispute regarding building work and the Regulations (241KB) $682.74
158 Dispute regarding party walls (241KB) $682.74
164 Termination & variation of agreement Class 2–9 commercial $341.22

Fast Track Appeals

Section 147 fast track appeals are $546.19 (in addition to the appropriate standard lodgement fee). Additional fees required by regulation 273 of the Building Regulations 2018 include a fee of $218.45 per hour.

Download the fast track appeal form (PDF, 702.51 KB).

Appeals & disputes (protection works)

SectionClass 1 or 10 – Residential buildingsCurrent fee ($)
141 Appeal regarding protection work (250KB) $341.22
151 Dispute regarding emergency protection work (241KB) $341.22
152 Dispute regarding protection works insurance (241KB) $341.22
153 Dispute regarding surveys of adjoining properties (241KB) $341.22
154 Dispute regarding cost of supervising protection works (241KB) $341.22
155 Other disputes between owners & adjoining owners (241KB) $341.22
159 Compensation (protection work) (241KB) $341.22
SectionClass 2 to 9 – Commercial buildingsCurrent fee ($)
141 Appeal regarding protection work (250KB) $682.74
151 Dispute regarding emergency protection work (241KB) $682.74
152 Dispute regarding protection works insurance (241KB) $682.74
153 Dispute regarding surveys of adjoining properties (241KB) $682.74
154 Dispute regarding cost of supervising protection works (241KB) $682.74
155 Other disputes between owners & adjoining owners (241KB) $682.74
159 Compensation (protection work) (241KB) $682.74

Fast Track Appeals

Section 147 fast track appeals are $546.19 (in addition to the appropriate standard lodgement fee). Additional fees required by regulation 273 of the Building Regulations 2018 include a fee of $218.45 per hour.

Download the fast track appeal form (PDF, 702.51 KB).

Modifications

Section Relevant Provision Current fee ($)
160 Modifications Class 1 or 10 residential buildings (232KB) $122.77
160 Modifications Class 2 to 9 commercial buildings (232KB) $272.95
160A Compliance assessment (206KB) $272.95
160B Modification of disabled access provisions (228KB) $620.39

Payments

Please download the BAB Payment form (PDF, 384.19 KB) in order to make a payment.

Authority to act

If you would like a lawyer or other agent to act on your behalf, please complete the Authority to Act form (PDF, 192.71 KB).

Audio recording request

If you would like a copy of the audio recording of your hearing (if available), please complete the Audio Recording Request form (PDF, 148.04 KB).