What does a Victorian MBS do?


A Municipal Building Surveyor, and his or her council, administers the building control responsibilities of the Local Government and Building Acts. Usually council’s building control responsibilities are carried out under the office and management of a Municipal Building Surveyor (MBS).

The roles and responsibilities of an MBS are under the main headings as follows:

Building & Occupancy Permits

General Administration/Information

Consents and Reports

Enforcement/Prosecution

Swimming Pool Safety

There are, in addition to the above, 1) other more minor and sub-functions and 2) non-legislated functions related to building matters which vary from council to council. To inquire what other functions that your council may perform contact your local council VMBSG Locality Map for council listings