UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY TO FIX OUR BUILDING REGULATORY SYSTEM 8 April 2021Significant changes to the building regulatory system are needed to improve community safety and address conflicts of interest, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) advocated today. The MAV made the announcement with the release of the Framework for Reform discussion

Media Release – Regulator takes outsourcing websites to task

Media Release Monday, 1 March 2021  Media Enquiries: Clayton Bennett – Senior Media Adviser 0417 854 245 or  Regulator takes outsourcing websites to task Victorians should be wary of anyone offering their building or plumbing services on online marketplaces and through apps. The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) warns that

Public Consultation Required

A discussion paper is now open for public consultation in response to the Building Confidence Report.  To varying degrees, all jurisdictions rely on private building surveyors as part of their building approvals process. The integrity of the process and those involved is essential to achieving National Construction Code compliant buildings.

Media Release

Thursday, 25 February 2021 Record attendance for building industry conference More than 700 building practitioners gathered virtually to hear industry experts discuss emerging trends and take part in interactive forums at the Victorian Building Authority’s (VBA) Building Surveyors’ Conference. The VBA’s CEO Sue Eddy said the theme of the conference

[VBA media release] Building and plumbing work to continue with precautions

Media ReleaseTuesday, 14 July 2020Media Enquiries: Hugh McMaster – Senior Communications Advisor0413 730 221 or and plumbing work to continue with precautionsThe Victorian Building Authority (VBA) is urging Victorians to take extra precautions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) when using a builder or plumber. The Victorian Government

Fire Rescue Victoria

Good afternoon, Please find the attached letter regarding Fire Rescue Victoria, on behalf of David Bruce, Acting CEO/Chief Officer, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board. Regards, Jane Sexton Executive Assistant to David Bruce, Acting CEO/Chief Officer; Jasmine Doak, President Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

Exemption from building permit for bushfire demolition work

Exemption regulations have now been made and are effective from 31st March 2020 Please see and

Protect Your home from Bushfire – VBA Media Release

Media Release 12 December 2019 Earlier start to Australia’s bushfire season brings forward the need to prepare your property The Victorian Building Authority has backed the 2019-20 Victorian Fire Season Campaign with a range of last-minute measures homeowners can still take to help prepare their properties ahead of what promises

Policy sent to Premier

Date: Friday, 30 August 2019 4:16 PM 30 August 2019 Hon Daniel Andrews MP Premier of Victoria Office of the Premier 1 Treasury Place Melbourne VIC 3002 Hon Richard Wynne MP Minister for Planning Level 16, 8 Nicholson Street East Melbourne Victoria, 3002 Dear Premier and Minister RE: VICTORIAN BUILDING

Media Release – VBA

11 April 2019 Open-Flued Gas Heater Safety Audit To highlight and identify the life-safety risks posed by poorly installed open-flued gas heaters leaking carbon monoxide, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has launched its 2019 awareness and testing campaign. The campaign, which commenced in March, will see 150 newly installed gas