Permits are required for most building works including extensions, alterations, verandahs, roofed pergolas, carports, garages, sheds, restumps, swimming pools, spas and some fences. Your building application should include an accurate site plan, floor plan, elevations and sections detailing the proposed construction, a copy of title and warranty particulars as a minimum. Depending on the project you may need to engage a professional consultant in preparing your documentation and issuing the building permit.
Numerous building surveying companies in the area are able to issue your building permit for your building project. Latrobe City Council does not actively issue building permits but does offer an advisory service. Some years ago the Building Regulations were reviewed and very few exemptions remain. More information on building permit requirements and becoming an owner builder can be found on the Victorian Building Authority website.