Skip to Navigation

Book an inspection

When undertaking Building and/or subdivision works you will require works to be inspected during the course of construction to ensure it meets with regulatory requirements. The specific roles and responsibilities of the PCA are set down in the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

If you have appointed Council as your PCA you will need to book the relevant inspections. Council will have already notified you in writing of the mandatory and other inspections required for the development.

How do I book an inspection? 

To book an inspection, click here and complete the relevant information, including:

  • Date of inspection – before 12pm the day before you would like your inspection
  • Type of inspection (see below)
  • Name and contact phone number
  • Address of property to be inspected
  • Relevant application number.

You are advised:

  • Work must be ready at the time of the inspection, otherwise re-inspection fees may apply
  • If no one is going to be onsite at the time of the inspection, access must be available for the inspector.
  • Dogs must be tied up.

How do I know the result of the inspection?

A report will be emailed to the nominated contact person advising the result of the inspection. If the inspection has failed, it will contain details of the required rectification work. You will be required to have the works re-inspected or provide any required documentation before you proceed with construction.

What must be inspected?

There are a number of mandatory inspections that must be carried out by your PCA. If these inspections are not completed, you may not receive an occupation certificate. It is an offence to occupy a building without an Occupation Certificate and an Occupation Certificate may be requested when selling your property.

Your PCA may also request additional inspections; these are usually nominated in your PCA agreement. The mandatory inspections required by the legislation are listed below and are dependant on the type of building you are constructing.

Residential work - Class 1 & 10 buildings

Examples include dwellings, alterations and additions, garages, carports, swimming pools, etc. The mandatory inspections are:

  • Footing
  • Slab and other steel reinforcement
  • Frame (including floor)
  • Wet area waterproofing
  • Stormwater
  • Pool fencing
  • Final / completion

Multiple dwellings - Class 2, 3 & 4 buildings

Examples include multi unit developments, and residential components of commercial or industrial buildings. The mandatory inspections are:

  • First footing inspection
  • Wet area waterproofing
  • Stormwater
  • Final / completion.

Commercial and Industrial Buildings Class 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 buildings

Examples include offices, shops, factories and commercial buildings. The mandatory inspections are:

  • First footing inspection
  • Stormwater
  • Final / completion

Note: Council as your PCA may nominate additional inspections to ensure the building/works upon completion are fit for occupation/use.

Final Inspection

When all building works have been completed, you will need to book a final inspection. Once the final inspection has been completed and passed, an Occupation Certificate will be issued. The Occupation Certificate authorises the occupation of the building and may be requested when you are selling your property.