Owner Builder WA
Hello Owner Builder in WA 🙂
Welcome to The Owner Builder Club – here to simplify the process for you.
But where to begin?
Is owner building even for you?
If you're at the very early stage in the process, now's the time to think through if owner building is for you:
- can you afford it?
- do you need finance?
- how does finance work for owner building?
- do you have the time?
- how about the skills?
If you need help answering these questions, CLICK HERE to find out more about our short online course that by the end, will have you going confidently in the right direction for YOU.
How does one start an owner builder project?
We love nothing more than helping owner builders simplify the process. It's why we developed a comprehensive checklist of all the preliminary steps required to get you to the build.
CLICK HERE to find out more!
Do you need owner builder approval?
In WA, if the value of the work is over $20,000 then yes, you need owner builder approval from the WA Building Services Board.
How to get owner builder approval?
- engage a draftsperson/designer/architect to get plans
- do a summary of the building work
- get estimated costs
- one of the applicants is required to do the White Card and owner builder course (the same person to do both) – refer to the below
To obtain owner-builder approval all the owners of the land must submit an application.
Where to do your owner builder course to get approval?
More great news! The research has been done. We critiqued 12 owner builder course providers across Australia and are super confident to recommend Absolute Education.
Even better is you can do both courses with Absolute Education!
Itching to get the courses done and dusted?
Simply click on ‘Get Started' below, complete a few basic details and either the lovely Gemma or Peter will complete the pieces of the puzzle for you.
COST: The OB Course cost is $185.00 and the White Card is $55.00 payable when you pass (psst, everyone passes!).
Let Peter and Gemma know we sent you by adding the code, OBC, at Step 4 of the registration process.
A little extra…
If you're right at the start of the process, an excellent starting point is always with your local Council (see link below) because you need to know local Council approvals e.g. Development Application, Planning Approval.
Once you've got the approval from the BSB as outlined above, you're ready to apply for a building permit from your local Council. Find your local Council via the link below.
Follow this link to the WA Government, Building Services Board – click here.
Follow this link to find your local Council – click here.