As an Owner Builder, there are permits you're required to get before you commence building:
1) Owner Builder Permit – issued by the state government.
2) A Building Permit – issued by your local Council.
This section covers the process to obtain an Owner Builder Permit.
Did you know it’s compulsory in some states to complete an Owner Builder course in order to obtain an Owner Builder Permit?
Yep. It's true!
The good news? We've done the research for you (of course we have)!
We critiqued 12 owner builder course providers across Australia and as a result, can confidently recommend Absolute Education.
Here's what we like about Absolute Education:
That's easy. Because rules differ by state, select the state button relevant to your build.
WARNING: Changes in legislation made on the 19th July 2019 by WorkSafe Western Australia in conjunction with Safework NSW means that you're no longer eligible to complete your White Card course online unless you are a resident of Western Australia.
Make sure whoever you go with is NOT offering the course online. Seriously, it's illegal.
Some states and courses require you to already have a White Card prior to undertaking an OB course. Be prepared to complete this requirement.