Victoria’s building laws changed on 1 July 2018


Changes to Victoria’s building laws came into effect on Sunday, 1 July 2018.

The reforms affect all building practitioners in Victoria, as well as some plumbing contractors and suppliers.

The new reforms are designed to achieve compliance and transparency in the building industry, as well as increased consumer protection, so that anyone engaging a building practitioner can do so with confidence.

The Victorian Building Authority is responsible for implementing these reforms through amendments to the Building Act, the Regulations and other relevant legislation.

The reforms are part of the State Government’s ongoing building industry reforms program, which started in July 2016 and will end in July 2019.