Night view of Launceston and the kanamaluka/Tamar estuary from Trevallyn

This section provides information about obtaining a building permit, plus details regarding property development and our Building Surveying Services. 

New Building Act  

From January 1, 2017 Tasmania has new laws regulating:

  • building and plumbing work
  • licensing of people in the building industry
  • residential building contracts

The new Building Act takes a risk-based approach to building approvals so low-risk building, plumbing and demolition work, and some medium-risk work can be done without seeking a building permit from the Council. 

If you are planning to do some building work, please visit the Department of Justice website where you'll find a fact sheets. The Building Act 2016 and Building Regulations 2016. are also available for download.