Demolition

If you want to demolish a building in the City of Monash, you will require a building permit unless you comply with the exceptions under Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations 2018.

Your project may also require an asset protection permit. For more information, please see Asset Protection or call Council on 9518 3555. 

Apply for the proposed demolition approval (S29A)

Please note the application will incur a fee of $86.40.

Online

Please ensure you attach a copy of the demolition plan to this application.

Apply online

If you require a paper-based PDF form, please contact Council on 9518 3555.

In person

Visit Council's Customer Service Centre. Please bring a copy of the demolition plan.

Precautions before and during demolition/removal

Please read:  BLD0497 Demolition and Removal - Precautions (pdf, 18KB)

Heritage Overlay

If the building you are planning on demolishing is under or connected with a building under the Heritage Overlay, you will need a planning permit, and you may still need a building permit as well.

Please be aware you might not be able to demolish a building under the Heritage Overlay at all, and you will face stiff penalties if you try without permission. See our section on the Heritage Overlay for more information.

General Exemptions

Demolishing a freestanding Class 10 building - such as a shed, carport or garage – may not require a building permit, if: 

  • It does not adversely affect the safety of the public or occupiers of the building. Please see the Victorian Building Authority website for details.
  • The structure to be demolished has a floor area of less than 40m2  
  • The structure is not constructed of masonry or similar material

If your structure meets any of these criteria, a building permit may not be required before demolition can occur.

If you have questions or concerns, please refer to the Victorian Building Authority website or contact Council on 9518 3555.

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Last updated: 13 July 2021