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Hello Owner Builder in the ACT ๐Ÿ™‚

Welcome to The Owner Builder Club – here to simplify the process for you!

Are you wondering where to begin in the owner builder process?

Maybe you need help deciding if owner building is even for you?

If you're at the very early stage, it's now you need to think through some really key areas, like…

  • can you afford to be an owner builder
  • how will you finance an owner build
  • how does financing an owner build differ from a normal build?
  • what does your schedule look like?
  • how will you structure your day/time
  • what skills do you have to contribute to the build?

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?

This is where we've really done the work for you and 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 an owner builder licence?

In the ACT, owner builders must be licensed, that means you need to complete an owner builder course in order to be granted a license.

Where to do your owner builder permit course?

More great news! The research has been done for you. We critiqued 12 owner builder course providers across Australia and are super confident to recommend Absolute Education.

Itching to get the permit course 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: ย The OB course cost is $99.00 payable when you pass (psst, everyone passes!).

Let them know we sent you by entering the code, OBC, at Step 4 in the registration process ๐Ÿ™‚


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.

  • When the licence is issued, you'll need to apply for a ‘Commencement Notice' with a building certifier before you can start building.
  • The work can only start once the certifier has issued the Commencement Notice.

For more state government info – click here.

Find your local Council – click here.