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BUILDING ACT 1993 - NOTES

Version No. 130

No. 126 of 1993
Version incorporating amendments as at
1 February 2021

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Version No. 130

Building Act 1993

No. 126 of 1993
Version incorporating amendments as at
1 February 2021

Endnotes

    1     General information

See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current Versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

Minister's second reading speech—

Legislative Assembly: 11 November 1993

Legislative Council: 30 November 1993

The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill to provide for the regulation of building and building standards, to amend various Acts and for other purposes.".

Constitution Act 1975:

Section 85(5) statement:

Legislative Assembly: 11 November 1993

Legislative Council: 30 November 1993

Absolute majorities:

Legislative Assembly: 26 November 1993

Legislative Council: 1 December 1993

The Building Act 1993 was assented to on 14 December 1993 and came into operation as follows:

Sections 1, 2 on 14 December 1993; Schedule 4 clause 11(2)(3) on 14 April 1994: Government Gazette 14 April 1994 page 882; sections 323, 24(1)(2)(4), 2556, 57(1)(a)(2), 58135, 137175, 176(1)(a)(i)–(iii)(b)(c) (2)–(7), 177264, Schedules 1–3, 4 (clauses 1–10, 11(1)(4)–(7), 12–26), 5 on 1 July 1994: Special Gazette (No. 42) 1 July 1994 page 1; section 24(3) on 16 January 1995: Government Gazette 15 December 1994 page 3308; rest of Act on 1 March 1995: section 2(3).

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

This publication incorporates amendments made to the Building Act 1993 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

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Building Act 1993, No. 126/1993

Assent Date:

14.12.93

Commencement Date:

Sch. 8 cl. 17(5) inserted on 4.7.16 by No. 15/2016 s. 58: Special Gazette (No. 194) 21.6.16 p. 1

Note:

Sch. 8 cl. 17(5) repealed Sch. 8 cl. 17 on 1.7.19

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Financial Management (Consequential Amendments) Act 1994, No. 31/1994

Assent Date:

31.5.94

Commencement Date:

S. 4(Sch. 2 item 9) on 1.1.95: Government Gazette 28.7.94 p. 2055

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Project Development and Construction Management Act 1994, No. 101/1994

Assent Date:

13.12.94

Commencement Date:

S. 64 on 22.5.95: Government Gazette 18.5.95 p. 1180

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Equal Opportunity Act 1995, No. 42/1995

Assent Date:

14.6.95

Commencement Date:

S. 224 on 5.10.95: Government Gazette 28.9.95 p. 2731; Sch. 2 item 6 on 1.1.96: Government Gazette 21.12.95 p. 3571

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Planning and Environment (Development Contributions) Act 1995, No. 50/1995

Assent Date:

14.6.95

Commencement Date:

S. 5 on 30.11.95: Government Gazette 30.11.95 p. 3303

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Amendment) Act 1995, No. 71/1995 (as amended by Nos 91/1995, 34/1997)

Assent Date:

31.10.95

Commencement Date:

Ss 1, 2 on 31.10.95: s. 2(1); ss 3–6, 8, 1019, 2225 on 1.12.95: Government Gazette 16.11.95 p. 3171; s. 7 on 1.2.96: Government Gazette 21.12.95 p. 3570; ss 9, 21 never proclaimed, repealed by No. 91/1995 s. 156; s. 20 on 1.5.96: Government Gazette 18.4.96 p. 913

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Domestic Building Contracts and Tribunal Act 1995, No. 91/1995

Assent Date:

5.12.95

Commencement Date:

Pt 7 (ss 136156) on 1.5.96: Government Gazette 29.2.96 p. 445

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Heritage Act 1995, No. 93/1995

Assent Date:

5.12.95

Commencement Date:

S. 218(1)(Sch. 2 items 1.1, 1.2) on 23.5.96: Government Gazette 23.5.96 p. 1248

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Domestic Building Contracts and Tribunal (Amendment) Act 1996, No. 2/1996 (as amended by No. 34/1997)

Assent Date:

18.6.96

Commencement Date:

18.6.96

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Building (Amendment) Act 1996, No. 39/1996

Assent Date:

12.11.96

Commencement Date:

Ss 310 on 24.3.97: s. 2(2); s. 29 on 29.11.98: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Further Amendment) Act 1997, No. 34/1997

Assent Date:

3.6.97

Commencement Date:

S. 32 on 31.10.95: s. 2(2); s. 33(1) on 18.6.96: s. 33(2); ss 1, 2 on 3.6.97: s. 2(1); rest of Act on 1.8.97: Special Gazette (No. 84) 29.7.97 p. 1

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Local Government (Miscellaneous Amendment) Act 1997, No. 76/1997

Assent Date:

25.11.97

Commencement Date:

S. 23 on 25.11.97: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Vocational Education and Training (Training Framework) Act 1997, No. 80/1997

Assent Date:

25.11.97

Commencement Date:

S. 55(Sch. 1 item 1) on 1.1.98: Government Gazette 18.12.97 p. 3614

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Alpine Resorts (Management) Act 1997, No. 89/1997

Assent Date:

9.12.97

Commencement Date:

S. 70 on 30.4.98: Government Gazette 30.4.98 p. 926

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Gas Safety Act 1997, No. 99/1997

Assent Date:

16.12.97

Commencement Date:

S. 121 on 1.2.99: Government Gazette 21.1.99 p. 80

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Residential Tenancies Act 1997, No. 109/1997

Assent Date:

23.12.97

Commencement Date:

S. 533(Sch. 2 item 1.1) on 1.7.98: Government Gazette 18.6.98 p. 1512

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Amendment) Act 1998, No. 18/1998

Assent Date:

5.5.98

Commencement Date:

Ss 39 on 1.7.98: Special Gazette (No. 65) 30.6.98 p. 2; ss 10, 11 on 1.7.99: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Public Sector Reform (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1998, No. 46/1998

Assent Date:

26.5.98

Commencement Date:

S. 7(Sch. 1) on 1.7.98: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Tribunals and Licensing Authorities (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1998, No. 52/1998

Assent Date:

2.6.98

Commencement Date:

S. 311(Sch. 1 item 10) on 1.7.98: Government Gazette 18.6.98 p. 1512

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Mutual Recognition (Victoria) Act 1998, No. 62/1998

Assent Date:

27.10.98

Commencement Date:

S. 8(1) on 27.10.98: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Plumbing) Act 1998, No. 75/1998 (as amended by No. 74/2000)

Assent Date:

10.11.98

Commencement Date:

Ss 35, 720 on 1.1.99: Government Gazette 17.12.98 p. 3053; s. 6 on 1.7.99: Government Gazette 3.6.99 p. 1256

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Transfer of Land (Single Register) Act 1998, No. 85/1998

Assent Date:

17.11.98

Commencement Date:

S. 24(Sch. item 6) on 1.1.99: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Gas Industry Acts (Amendment) Act 1998, No. 91/1998

Assent Date:

24.11.98

Commencement Date:

S. 35 on 1.9.99: Government Gazette 5.8.99 p. 1825

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Fair Trading (Inspectors Powers and Other Amendments) Act 1999, No. 17/1999

Assent Date:

18.5.99

Commencement Date:

S. 22 on 1.9.99: Government Gazette 19.8.99 p. 1901

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Planning and Environment (Amendment) Act 2000, No. 28/2000

Assent Date:

30.5.00

Commencement Date:

Ss 1220 on 1.11.00: Special Gazette (No. 157) 1.11.00 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Business Registration Acts (Amendment) Act 2000, No. 35/2000

Assent Date:

6.6.00

Commencement Date:

S. 42 on 19.6.00: Government Gazette 15.6.00 p. 1248

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Legionella) Act 2000, No. 85/2000

Assent Date:

5.12.00

Commencement Date:

Ss 3, 10, 11 on 6.12.00: s. 2(1); ss 49, 12, 13 on 1.3.01: Government Gazette 1.3.01 p. 304

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Gas Industry Acts (Amendment) Act 2000, No. 91/2000

Assent Date:

5.12.00

Commencement Date:

S. 38 on 12.4.01: Government Gazette 12.4.01 p. 643

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Statute Law Amendment (Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions) Act 2001, No. 11/2001

Assent Date:

8.5.01

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. item 8) on 1.6.01: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

House Contracts Guarantee (HIH) Act 2001, No. 26/2001 (as amended by No. 33/2010)

Assent Date:

7.6.01

Commencement Date:

Ss 913 on 8.6.01: s. 2(1); ss 14, 15 on 30.6.10: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Single Dwellings) Act 2001, No. 30/2001

Assent Date:

19.6.01

Commencement Date:

20.6.01: s. 2

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Gas Industry Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2001, No. 32/2001

Assent Date:

19.6.01

Commencement Date:

S. 25 on 1.9.01: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Amendment) Act 2001, No. 68/2001

Assent Date:

7.11.01

Commencement Date:

Ss 4, 5, 9, 10, 13 on 8.11.01: s. 2(1); ss 6, 16 on 21.12.01: Special Gazette (No. 239) 21.12.01 p. 1; ss 3, 14 on 1.1.02: s. 2(2); ss 7, 8, 11, 12, 15 on 1.7.02: s. 2(5)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Statute Law (Further Revision) Act 2002, No. 11/2002

Assent Date:

23.4.02

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 6) on 24.4.02: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002, No. 15/2002

Assent Date:

14.5.02

Commencement Date:

S. 53 on 31.1.03: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Domestic Building Contracts (Conciliation and Dispute Resolution) Act 2002, No. 36/2002

Assent Date:

18.6.02

Commencement Date:

Ss 9, 10(1)–(3), 1115 on 1.7.02: s. 2(2); s. 10(4) on 31.5.03: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Fair Trading (Amendment) Act 2003, No. 30/2003

Assent Date:

27.5.03

Commencement Date:

S. 82 on 28.5.03: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Wrongs and Limitation of Actions Acts (Insurance Reform) Act 2003, No. 60/2003

Assent Date:

16.6.03

Commencement Date:

Ss 17, 18 on 1.1.04: Government Gazette 18.12.03 p. 3208

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Wrongs and Other Acts (Law of Negligence) Act 2003, No. 102/2003

Assent Date:

2.12.03

Commencement Date:

Ss 41, 42 on 1.1.04: Government Gazette 18.12.03 p. 3208

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Architects (Amendment) Act 2004, No. 35/2004 (as amended by No. 66/2004)

Assent Date:

8.6.04

Commencement Date:

Ss 3437 on 14.6.05: Government Gazette 5.5.05 p. 851

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Amendment) Act 2004, No. 66/2004

Assent Date:

19.10.04

Commencement Date:

Ss 320 on 14.6.05: Government Gazette 5.5.05 p. 851

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building (Cooling Towers and Plumbing) (Amendment) Act 2004, No. 96/2004

Assent Date:

14.12.04

Commencement Date:

Ss 3, 4, 15, 17, 18, 2022 on 15.12.04: s. 2(1); ss 514 on 1.3.05: s. 2(2); ss 16, 19 on 1.2.06: s. 2(4)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Planning and Environment (Development Contributions) Act 2004, No. 101/2004

Assent Date:

14.12.04

Commencement Date:

S. 11 on 15.12.04: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Public Administration Act 2004, No. 108/2004

Assent Date:

21.12.04

Commencement Date:

S. 117(1)(Sch. 3 item 21) on 5.4.05: Government Gazette 31.3.05 p. 602

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Legal Profession (Consequential Amendments) Act 2005, No. 18/2005

Assent Date:

24.5.05

Commencement Date:

S. 18(Sch. 1 item 10) on 12.12.05: Government Gazette 1.12.05 p. 2781

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Energy Safe Victoria Act 2005, No. 39/2005

Assent Date:

27.7.05

Commencement Date:

S. 54 on 10.8.05: Special Gazette (No. 147) 9.8.05 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2005, No. 42/2005

Assent Date:

2.8.05

Commencement Date:

S. 51 on 3.8.05: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

House Contracts Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2005, No. 52/2005

Assent Date:

13.9.05

Commencement Date:

S. 29 on 1.2.06: Government Gazette 25.1.06 p. 108

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Education and Training Reform Act 2006, No. 24/2006

Assent Date:

16.5.06

Commencement Date:

S. 6.1.2(Sch. 7 item 2) on 1.7.07: Government Gazette 28.6.07 p. 1304

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Infringements (Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2006, No. 32/2006

Assent Date:

13.6.06

Commencement Date:

S. 94(Sch. item 4) on 1.7.06: Government Gazette 29.6.06 p. 1315

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Victorian Urban Development Authority (Amendment) Act 2006, No. 35/2006

Assent Date:

13.6.06

Commencement Date:

Ss 911 on 1.9.06: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Public Sector Acts (Further Workplace Protection and Other Matters) Act 2006, No. 80/2006

Assent Date:

10.10.06

Commencement Date:

S. 26(Sch. item 6) on 11.10.06: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Statute Law Revision Act 2007, No. 28/2007

Assent Date:

26.6.07

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. item 3) on 27.6.07: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment (Plumbing) Act 2007, No. 31/2007

Assent Date:

24.7.07

Commencement Date:

Ss 321 on 1.1.08: s. 2(2)

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Building Amendment Act 2007, No. 54/2007

Assent Date:

7.11.07

Commencement Date:

Ss 311 on 8.11.07: s. 2

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Motor Car Traders Amendment Act 2008, No. 4/2008

Assent Date:

4.3.08

Commencement Date:

S. 32(Sch. item 2) on 1.12.08: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment Act 2008, No. 36/2008

Assent Date:

26.8.08

Commencement Date:

Ss 1625 on 1.1.09: Government Gazette 18.12.08 p. 2998; ss 315, 26, 27 on 1.9.09: s. 2(2)

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, No. 46/2008

Assent Date:

2.9.08

Commencement Date:

Ss 248, 271 on 1.1.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Criminal Procedure Amendment (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2009, No. 68/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 97(Sch. item 13) on 1.1.10: Government Gazette 10.12.09 p. 3215

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Statute Law Amendment (Evidence Consequential Provisions) Act 2009, No. 69/2009

Assent Date:

24.11.09

Commencement Date:

S. 54(Sch. Pt 2 item 7) on 1.1.10: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Planning and Environment Amendment (Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution) Act 2010, No. 23/2010

Assent Date:

1.6.10

Commencement Date:

Ss 14, 15 on 1.7.10: Special Gazette (No. 242) 25.6.10 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Health and Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2010, No. 29/2010

Assent Date:

8.6.10

Commencement Date:

S. 48 on 1.7.10: Special Gazette (No. 235) 23.6.10 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment Act 2010, No. 33/2010

Assent Date:

15.6.10

Commencement Date:

Ss 338, 4146, 4953 on 16.7.10: Government Gazette 15.7.10 p. 1579; ss 39, 40, 47, 48 on 1.3.11: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Fair Trading Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act 2010, No. 72/2010

Assent Date:

19.10.10

Commencement Date:

S. 48(Sch. item 2) on 1.1.11: Special Gazette (No. 502) 20.12.10 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment Act 2011, No. 5/2011

Assent Date:

12.4.11

Commencement Date:

1.5.11: s. 2

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Victorian Urban Development Authority Amendment (Urban Renewal Authority Victoria) Act 2011, No. 35/2011

Assent Date:

5.7.11

Commencement Date:

S. 17 on 25.10.11: Special Gazette (No. 342) 25.10.11 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment Act 2012, No. 9/2012

Assent Date:

20.3.12

Commencement Date:

21.3.12: s. 2

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Water Amendment (Governance and Other Reforms) Act 2012, No. 17/2012

Assent Date:

3.4.12

Commencement Date:

S. 83 on 1.7.12: Special Gazette (No. 172) 29.5.12 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, No. 21/2012

Assent Date:

8.5.12

Commencement Date:

S. 239(Sch. 6 item 5) on 1.7.12: Special Gazette (No. 214) 28.6.12 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building and Planning Legislation Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Act 2013, No. 34/2013

Assent Date:

18.6.13

Commencement Date:

Ss 312, 1533, 34(Sch. 1 items 1–114) on 1.7.13: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Statute Law Revision Act 2013, No. 70/2013

Assent Date:

19.11.13

Commencement Date:

S. 3(Sch. 1 item 3) on 1.12.13: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014, No. 17/2014

Assent Date:

25.3.14

Commencement Date:

S. 160(Sch. 2 item 11) on 1.7.15: Special Gazette (No. 151) 16.6.15 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Victoria Police Amendment (Consequential and Other Matters) Act 2014, No. 37/2014

Assent Date:

3.6.14

Commencement Date:

S. 10(Sch. item 9) on 1.7.14: Special Gazette (No. 200) 24.6.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Inquiries Act 2014, No. 67/2014[11]

Assent Date:

23.9.14

Commencement Date:

S. 147(Sch. 2 item 5) on 15.10.14: Special Gazette (No. 364) 14.10.14 p. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Act 2016, No. 15/2016 (as amended by No. 21/2017)

Assent Date:

19.4.16

Commencement Date:

Ss 19, 34–36, 39, 42, 44, 45, 4751, 53, 54, 5658 on 4.7.16: Special Gazette (No. 194) 21.6.16 p. 1;
ss 1618, 2023, 25–27, 2933, 38, 43, 55 on 1.9.16: Special Gazette (No. 261) 23.8.16 p. 1; ss 5968 on 26.4.17: Special Gazette (No. 94) 27.3.17 p. 1; ss 24, 28, 37, 4041, 46(2), 52 on 1.7.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

House Contracts Guarantee Repeal Act 2016, No. 37/2016

Assent Date:

28.6.16

Commencement Date:

Ss 7, 8 on 29.6.16: s. 2

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Heritage Act 2017, No. 7/2017

Assent Date:

15.3.17

Commencement Date:

S. 296 on 1.11.17: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Urban Renewal Authority Victoria Amendment (Development Victoria) Act 2017, No. 10/2017

Assent Date:

27.3.17

Commencement Date:

S. 31 on 1.4.17: Special Gazette (No. 94) 27.3.17 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act 2017, No. 21/2017 (as amended by No. 47/2017)

Assent Date:

23.5.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 21(2), 50(1), 56, 7276, 7982, 86100 on 24.5.17: s. 2(1); ss 3(2), 17(1), 18(1), 19, 26, 27, 3138, 49, 50(2), 51, 53, 55, 66(1), 83 on 16.8.17: Special Gazette (No. 257) 1.8.17 p. 1; ss 4, 5, 13, 14, 16, 18(2)(3), 25, 2830, 3941, 4348, 52, 54, 59(2), 85 on 31.1.18: Special Gazette (No. 443) 19.12.17 p. 1; ss 3(1)(3), 6–12, 15, 17(2), 20, 21(1), 2224, 42, 77, 78, 84 on 1.7.18: s. 2(3); ss 5759(1), 6065, 66(2)–71 on 1.7.19: s. 2(4)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Planning and Building Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability and Other Matters) Act 2017, No. 47/2017

Assent Date:

26.9.17

Commencement Date:

Ss 1013 on 27.9.17: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Planning and Environment Amendment (Public Land Contributions) Act 2018, No. 7/2018

Assent Date:

27.2.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 21, 22 on 2.7.18: Special Gazette (No. 305) 26.6.18 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment (Registration of Building Trades and Other Matters) Act 2018, No. 46/2018

Assent Date:

25.9.18

Commencement Date:

Ss 30, 3841, 4556, 58, 6473, 75 on 26.9.18: s. 2(1); ss 3137, 4244, 57, 5963, 74 on 1.7.19: s. 2(4); ss 2529 on 1.12.19: s. 2(6); ss 424 on 1.9.20: s. 2(8)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Guardianship and Administration Act 2019, No. 13/2019

Assent Date:

4.6.19

Commencement Date:

S. 221(Sch. 1 item 5) on 1.3.20: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Firefighters' Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2019, No. 20/2019

Assent Date:

2.7.19

Commencement Date:

Ss 145148 on 1.7.20: Special Gazette (No. 328) 30.6.20 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building Amendment (Cladding Rectification) Act 2019, No. 43/2019

Assent Date:

19.11.19

Commencement Date:

Ss 4(1), 9, 10, 27 on 17.12.19: Special Gazette (No. 537) 17.12.19 p. 1; ss 4(2), 58, 1126 on 1.1.20: Special Gazette (No. 537) 17.12.19 p. 1

Current State:

All of Act in operation

Melbourne Strategic Assessment (Environment Mitigation Levy) Act 2020, No. 1/2020

Assent Date:

11.2.20

Commencement Date:

Ss 133, 134 on 1.7.20: s. 2(2)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Building and Environment Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2020, No. 3/2020

Assent Date:

25.2.20

Commencement Date:

Ss 19, 22, 2430, 36, 39, 41 on 28.7.20: Special Gazette (No. 375) 28.7.20 p. 1; ss 20, 21, 23, 3135, 37, 38, 40 on 1.12.20: s. 2(3)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Local Government Act 2020, No. 9/2020

Assent Date:

24.3.20

Commencement Date:

S. 390(Sch. 1 item 8.1) on 6.4.20; s. 390(Sch. 1 item 8.7) on 1.5.20: Special Gazette (No. 150) 24.3.20 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020, No. 26/2020

Assent Date:

22.9.20

Commencement Date:

S. 3 on 23.9.20: s. 2(1)

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

Cladding Safety Victoria Act 2020, No. 31/2020

Assent Date:

4.11.20

Commencement Date:

Ss 5357, 58 on 1.12.20: Special Gazette (No. 624) 1.12.20 p. 1; ss 57A–57F, 58A on 1.2.21: Special Gazette (No. 624) 1.12.20 p. 1

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Building Act 1993

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    3     Amendments Not in Operation

This version does not contain amendments that are not yet in operation.

    4     Explanatory details


[1] S. 3(1) def. of building practitioner para (j): See section 137B for responsibilities of owner builders.

[2] S. 3(1) def. of owner in relation to a building: The definition of land in section 38 of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984, No. 10096/1984 reads as follows:

        38     Definitions

"land" includes buildings and other structures permanently affixed to land, land covered with water, and any estate, interest, easement, servitude, privilege or right in or over land;

[3] S. 12: Section 62(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, No. 45/1987 (as amended by this Act) provides that the responsible authority must not include in a planning permit a condition which is inconsistent with this Act or the building regulations under this Act or a relevant determination of the Building Appeals Board under this Act in respect of the land to which the permit applies.

[4] S. 49: See section 3(1) definition of conduct.

[5] S. 53(2): See sections 205N205R of this Act for powers of the Authority.

[6] S. 129 def. of building work: See section 3(1) definition of building work in this Act.

[7] S. 188A: Clause 4A of Schedule 2 requires the reporting authority, if required by the regulations, to give effect to the guidelines made under this section in considering an application for a building permit for a single dwelling that it is required to report on, or to consent to.

[8] S. 190(1): See note 5.

[9] Pt 12 Div. 2 (Heading and ss 193205) amended by Nos 31/1994 s. 4(Sch. 2 item 9), 42/1995 s. 224(Sch. 2 item 6), 71/1995 s. 17, 91/1995 s. 153, 34/1997 ss 16, 17, 18/1998 s. 6, 46/1998 s. 7(Sch. 1), 52/1998 s. 311(Sch. 1 items 10.9, 10.10), 85/2000 ss 6, 7, 26/2001 ss 1214 (as amended by No. 33/2010 s. 54), 68/2001 s. 3(2)(3), 11/2002 s. 3(Sch. 1 item 6.3), 36/2002 ss 1214, 30/2003 s. 82(2)(3), 108/2004 s. 117(1)(Sch. 3 items 21.1, 21.2), 54/2007 ss 6, 7, 11(1), 46/2008 s. 248(4), (5), substituted as Pt 12 Div. 2 (Heading and ss 193205R) by No. 34/2013 s. 4.

[10] Sch. 3 cl. 3(2)(a): Section 56 of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984, No. 10096/1984, as it applies to the bankruptcy of a member of a Board to which Schedule 3 of this Act applies, has the effect that the office of a member of a Board becomes vacant if the member's property becomes subject to control under the law relating to bankruptcy.

[11] Table of Amendments: The amendment to Schedule 3A proposed by section 147(Schedule 2 item 5) (repealed) of the Inquiries Act 2014, No. 67/2014 is not included in this publication as Schedule 3A was not part of this Act when section 147(Schedule 2 item 5) came into operation.

Schedule 2 item 5 read as follows:

        5     Building Act 1993

    5.1     In clause 13(2) of Schedule 3A, after "1958" insert ", as in force immediately before their repeal,".



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