Whether you are building a new house, a duplex, multiple dwelling or extending, raising or renovating an existing house or unit, Brisbane City Council provides the information you will need to undertake your project. This includes preferred locations and other approvals you may need.
Council also provides the information you will need to build or extend on a small lot or to demolish, remove or relocate a house in Brisbane.
Most houses may be built in residential parts of the city without a planning application, subject to meeting some basic rules.
Small lot projects
A house may be built on a small lot in residential parts of the city without a planning application as long as the house meets some rules.
Duplex (dual occupancy)
A duplex may be built in some parts of the city and requires planning approval from Council.
If you are considering building a multiple dwelling, you will need planning approval from Council.
Extensions, raising and renovations
Planning on extending, renovating or raising your house? Find out what you need to do to meet the building and planning requirements for extensions, raising and renovations.
Demolishing, removal and relocating
If you are planning to remove, relocate or demolish a building, or part of a building in Brisbane, you will need to check if the property is part of a protected area that requires planning approval from Council.