Forms & fees

In light of the present situation regarding the COVID-19 virus (also known as the Coronavirus), the Board's Chairperson has requested that all new applications are submitted electronically via email to registry@buildingappeals.vic.gov.au, rather than in hard copy form. If possible, payment should be made by credit card, due to a possible delay in processing payments by cheque.

Below you can find the form and current fee for your appeal, dispute or modification application.

All fees are effective from 1 July 2020.

Appeals & disputes (general)

Section Class 1 or 10 – Residential buildings Current fee ($)
138 Appeal regarding building & occupancy permits (315KB) $341.22
138A Appeal regarding directions to fix building work ((PDF, 373.39 KB)) $341.22
139 Appeal regarding temporary occupation of buildings (315KB) $204.67
140 Appeal regarding termination or appointment of building surveyor (225KB) $341.22
142 Appeal regarding building notice & orders (315KB) $341.22
144 Appeal regarding building regulations (315KB) $204.67
144A Appeal regarding building & construction industry security of payment (225KB) $204.67
150 Dispute regarding inspections (241KB) $204.67
156 Dispute regarding the building permit levy (241KB) $341.22
157 Dispute regarding building work and the Regulations (241KB) $341.22
158 Dispute regarding party walls (241KB) $341.22
164 Termination & variation of agreement Class 1 or 10 residential $204.67
Section Class 2 to 9 – Commercial buildings Current fee ($)
138 Appeal regarding building & occupancy permits (315KB) $682.74
138A Appeal regarding directions to fix building work ((PDF, 373.39 KB)) $682.74
139 Appeal regarding temporary occupation of buildings (315KB) $341.22
140 Appeal regarding termination or appointment of building surveyor (225KB) $682.74
142 Appeal regarding building notice & orders (315KB) $682.74
144 Appeal regarding building regulations (315KB) $341.22
144A Appeal regarding building & construction industry security of payment (225KB) $341.22
150 Dispute regarding inspections (241KB) $341.22
156 Dispute regarding the building permit levy (241KB) $682.74
157 Dispute regarding building work and the Regulations (241KB) $682.74
158 Dispute regarding party walls (241KB) $682.74
164 Termination & variation of agreement Class 2–9 commercial $341.22

Fast Track Appeals

Section 147 fast track appeals are $546.19 (in addition to the appropriate standard lodgement fee). Additional fees required by regulation 273 of the Building Regulations 2018 include a fee of $218.45 per hour.

Download the fast track appeal form (PDF, 279.63 KB).

Appeals & disputes (protection works)

SectionClass 1 or 10 – Residential buildingsCurrent fee ($)
141 Appeal regarding protection work (250KB) $341.22
151 Dispute regarding emergency protection work (241KB) $341.22
152 Dispute regarding protection works insurance (241KB) $341.22
153 Dispute regarding surveys of adjoining properties (241KB) $341.22
154 Dispute regarding cost of supervising protection works (241KB) $341.22
155 Other disputes between owners & adjoining owners (241KB) $341.22
159 Compensation (protection work) (241KB) $341.22
SectionClass 2 to 9 – Commercial buildingsCurrent fee ($)
141 Appeal regarding protection work (250KB) $682.74
151 Dispute regarding emergency protection work (241KB) $682.74
152 Dispute regarding protection works insurance (241KB) $682.74
153 Dispute regarding surveys of adjoining properties (241KB) $682.74
154 Dispute regarding cost of supervising protection works (241KB) $682.74
155 Other disputes between owners & adjoining owners (241KB) $682.74
159 Compensation (protection work) (241KB) $682.74

Fast Track Appeals

Section 147 fast track appeals are $546.19 (in addition to the appropriate standard lodgement fee). Additional fees required by regulation 273 of the Building Regulations 2018 include a fee of $218.45 per hour.

Download the fast track appeal form (PDF, 279.63 KB).

Modifications and Compliance Assessments

Section Relevant Provision Current fee ($)
160 Modifications Class 1 or 10 residential buildings (232KB) $122.77
160 Modifications Class 2 to 9 commercial buildings (232KB) $272.95
160A Compliance assessment (206KB) $272.95
160B Modification of disabled access provisions (228KB) $620.39

Payments

Please download the BAB Payment form (PDF, 125.76 KB) in order to make a payment.

Authority to act

If you would like a lawyer or other agent to act on your behalf, please complete the Authority to Act form (PDF, 143.87 KB).

Audio recording request

If you would like a copy of the audio recording of your hearing (if available), please complete the Audio Recording Request form (PDF, 101.24 KB).

File Request Form

If you would like to inspect a Building Appeals Board file, please complete File Request Form (PDF, 154.1 KB).

Application for orders in the proceeding

If you would like to apply for further directions and orders to be issued by the Board, please complete the Application for orders in the proceeding (PDF, 183.95 KB).

Application to withdraw

If you would like to apply to withdraw your application, please complete the Application to withdraw (PDF, 157.66 KB).