What does an application for building license cost?

  • Residential building Class 1 (dwellings) and Class 10 (outbuildings, patios, carports, swimming pools etc) application fees for 2010/2011:
Residential building Class 1 costs
Building Fee
$85 minimum, or 0.3182% of construction cost or contract value (GST inclusive), whichever is the higher amount
Builders Registration Board Levy
$40.50 must be paid on all Building Applications
Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Fund (BCITF)
0.182% of construction cost or contract value (Only applicable for Building works valued above $20,000 – GST inc)
  • Commercial building Class 2 - 9 application fees for 2010/2011:
Commercial building Class 2 costs
Building Fee
$85 minimum, or 0.182% of construction cost or contract value (GST inclusive), whichever is the higher amount
Builders Registration Board Levy
$40.50 must be paid on all Building Applications
Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Fund (BCITF)
0.182% of construction cost or contract value (Only applicable for Building works valued above $20,000 – GST inc)
  • All applicable fees should be paid upon submission of the application for building license

  • Owner/Builders undertaking works in excess of $20,000 in value must obtain an "Owner/Builders License" from the Builders Registration Board of WA (BRB) prior to submitting their application to the Shire of Merredin. A fees of $126.00 is charged by the BRB for the 2010/2011 year.
Contact Details
Contact Executive Manager of Development Services
Phone (08) 9041 1611
Fax (08) 9041 2379
Email emds@merredin.wa.gov.au 
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