Building and development compliance
Council provides compliance and assessment in relation to the Building Act, Queensland Development Code, pool safety and general advice. A Request for Assessment application is required to obtain this advice.
Find out the different matters that require assessment and how to apply.
Request for Assessment types
|Building Act Matters|
|Approval for occupation of a building||Use of a building, other than a class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building, for residential purposes under the Building Act 1975|
|Dwelling relocation (or amendment to dwelling relocation)||House removal and re-erection – setting of security bond|
|Extension of time for Building Approval||Extension of time for a Brisbane City Council issued approval or extension of time where a certifier consults with the local government about the proposed extension|
|Certificate of Occupancy (formerly referred to as a Certificate of Classification)||For a commercial building constructed before 1 April 1976|
|Queensland Development Code Matters|
|QDC MP 2.1 Compliance Advice||Written advice for budget accommodation buildings for compliance against the Fire Safety Standard|
|QDC MP 5.7 Compliance Advice||
Written advice for residential service building for compliance against the Residential Services Building Standards
Important advice - changes to the way Council carries out inspections to help protect residents and visitors from coronavirus
In response to the ongoing coronavirus situation the Australian and Queensland Governments have implemented public health control measures requiring social distancing. To find out more, visit the Queensland Health website.
The personal safety of Brisbane residents, visitors and contractors is our top priority. As such, there are necessary changes to the way Council carries out QDC MP 5.7 inspections for existing residential service providers:
|Pool Safety Matters|
|Pool Safety Certificate||Assessment of pool fencing for a swimming pool associated with the sale or lease of a class 1, 2, 3 or 4 building|
|Pool Fencing Exemption||Exemption under the Building Act from complying with pool fencing requirements|
Request for written advice on regulatory matters
|Request for inspection for regulatory advice|
|Approval for occupation of a building||$711.60|
|Amendment to dwelling relocation||$357|
|QDC MP 2.1 Compliance Advice||$711.60 or $20.60 per room (whichever is greater)|
|QDC MP 5.7 Compliance Advice||$711.60 or $20.60 per room (whichever is greater)|
|Pool Safety Certificate||$469.10|
|Pool Fencing Exemption||$711.60|
|Extension of Time||$490.80|
|Request for written advice on regulatory matters from the Local Government||$406.90|
|Request for inspection for regulatory advice from the Local Government||$729.45|
Certificate of Occupancy for commercial buildings constructed before 1 April 1976
(formerly referred to as a Certificate of Classification)
|Development Compliance Certificate Category 1||$976|
|Development Compliance Certificate Category 2||$1342|
|Development Compliance Certificate Category 3||$1708|
How to apply
For QDC MP 5.7 inspections for existing residential service providers, please ensure you read about changes to the way Council carries out inspections to help protect residents and visitors from coronavirus. Find out more.
Complete the Request for Assessment online form, and:
- upload any supporting documents
- pay the application fee using a Visa or Mastercard
Alternatively you can use the hard copy form.