Determinations of the Board

Obtaining a copy of a determination of the Board

Some determinations made by the Building Appeals Board (BAB) from 2018 onwards are available on the Australasian Legal Information Institute (Austlii) website.

Determinations made by the BAB for a specific address that is not published on Austlii can be requested by sending an email to

In most cases, determinations of the BAB are available to the public on request, unless a confidentiality or suppression order had been made by the BAB with respect to a determination. There is no charge imposed by the BAB to request a determination.

Significant determinations of the Board

A recent determination of the BAB determined that it does not have jurisdiction to modify regulation 59 of the Building Regulations 2018 to permit the extension of the completion date on a building permit even if the building permit has not lapsed. You can read that determination by clicking on the link below

It is also important to note that any appeal to the BAB against a decision of the relevant building surveyor refusing to extend the completion date on a building permit must be filed with the BAB before the permit lapses and within 30 days after the day you are in receipt of the relevant building surveyor’s refusal or deemed refusal.

For more information about appeals please access LiveChat here on the Building Appeal Board’s website, email the registry on or telephone the registry on 1300 421 082.