Dwellings and Additions

We have provided a step-by-step process for submission of a building application.

All building work must:

  • be contained within the property boundaries;
  • be clear of council stormwater or sewer drains;
  • be clear of any registered easements; and
  • not be attached to a fence dividing allotments.

All building work must comply with building regulations and codes as well as council’s policies, local laws and planning schemes. However, check with a building certifier if a permit is required.

Applications that are missing key information may experience processing delays.

To apply for a building permit, follow these steps:

  • Not all plumbing works will require approval from council. Your licenced plumber or building certifier can tell you if the work is notifiable or compliance assessable.

  • Complete one of the following checklists:

    Class 1a Checklist  (For Dwellings)

    Reclassification Checklist (Reclassification from Class 10a to Class 1a)


  • These are state government forms and not all questions will be applicable to your application.

  • You may choose to lodge your application with a private certifier or Council.

    If you choose Council, submit your application either:

    by email:


    in person at:

    Community Sustainability 

    29 Channon Street

    Gympie, Qld


    by post to: 

    Gympie Regional Council

    PO Box 155

    Gympie,  Qld 4570

    Payment of relevant fees is required when you submit your application.

  • When your building application has been approved, you will receive a development application decision notice with the approved plans.

    No building work can begin until you have received the decision notice.

    The permit number is located at the top of the decision notice and we will require this number when booking inspections. 

    To book an inspection email building@gympie.qld.gov.au or call 07 5481 0490.   A maximum of 24 hours' notice is required.  Allow a one-hour variation to inspection time, and one hour for the inspection to be completed.

  • Refer to your building permit to ensure that:

    • Mandatory inspections are completed
    • All conditions have been satisfied
    • All certificates have been submitted

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