Our role

The role of the building division includes:

  • overseeing the effective and efficient operation of the state's building system.
  • leading the development of reform strategies to deliver on the government priorities for the building and plumbing sectors, including cladding rectification
  • contributes to national dialogue around building issues
  • provides the government with strategic policy advice on a range of other matters related to the building and plumbing sectors, including caravan parks.

The Building Division assists the Minister for Planning to fulfil his or her statutory obligations under the Building Act 1993 and the Architects Act 1991 and the administration of:

  • Part 14 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997
  • the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002
  • all regulations and other instruments made under these Acts.

Contact the Building Division

Enquires relating to building or plumbing policy related matters can be directed to the Building Division.

Contact the Building Division.

Building resources

Domestic Projects

Find out information about planning and managing a domestic project including new homes, renovations and pools

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Domestic Disputes

Resolve a domestic building dispute about defective or incomplete building work, delays, issues with payment or about the domestic building contract

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria

Domestic building claims

Make a claim for domestic building insurance for incomplete or defective building work valued at more than $16,000.

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority

Licenced or registration practioners

Find out information about a registered or licenced practitioner, making a complaint about the conduct of a registered or licensed building or plumbing practitioner or obtain details appointing a building surveyor and terminating the appointment of a private building surveyor.

Victorian Building Authority (VBA)


Find out if my building-related issue is suitable for the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)


Find out about the regulation of architects

Architects Registration Board of Vic

Page last updated: 09/07/21