Shed, garage, carport, deck and patio building applications (non-habitable structures)

This information is designed to assist you with the preparation of the required documentation for a building application for a non-habitable building or structure (as defined below), so that it may be assessed in a timely manner.

Please note, applications missing information may experience processing delays.

What is a Class 10 non-habitable building or structure?

Section A3.2 (Classifications) of the Building Code of Australia defines a Class 10 as follows:

  • Class 10A – a non-habitable building being a private garage, carport, shed or the like: decks, pergolas, shipping containers or
  • Class 10B – a structure being a fence, mast, antenna, retaining wall or free standing wall, swimming pool (see separate application information), or the like.

Minor buildings such as lawn lockers and pergolas (unroofed) must comply with the Building Regulation 2006, the Building Code of Australia and the adopted amenity and aesthetics resolution, these are self assessable.

We encourage the use of rainwater tanks in conjunction with these applications.

STEP 1 Comply with the adopted amenity and aesthetics resolution

STEP 2 Determine if a plumbing application is required

STEP 3 Complete the checklist

STEP 4 Complete the IDAS forms

STEP 5 Submit your application

STEP 6 Approval and inspections

STEP 7 Final inspection & Form 21 Certificate


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