Owner Builders


An owner-builder is someone who takes responsibility for domestic building work carried out on their own land.  They are responsible for obtaining building permits, supervising or undertaking the building work, and ensuring the work meets building regulations and standards.

In Victoria, an owner-builder can only build or renovate one house every five years and must intend to live in the house once completed.

If the value of the domestic building work to be undertaken is more than $16,000 you must have a certificate of consent from the VBA to be an owner-builder.

Find out more information about becoming an Owner Builder on the VBA website