The Victorian parliament is currently considering substantive amendments to the Building Act 1993 (Vic) , with consequential amendments to following Acts:

Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 (Vic)

Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic)

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic)

Owners Corporation Act 2006 (Vic)

Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)

Cladding Safety Victoria Act 2020 (Vic)

The substantive amendments to the Building Act 1993 (Vic) include:

  1. appointment of a State Building Surveyor
  2. appointment of a Building Monitor
  3. expand offences under the Building Act 1993 (Vic) to add a reference to a “binding determination that applies to the carrying out of that (building) work”
  4. Sections 41A-41B, 44A-44D: require a building manual to an Owners Corporation as a pre-condition to an Occupancy Permit, and require an Owners Corporation to keep and update the building manual in accordance with the regulations
  5. Section 169D: expand offence of carrying work where not a registered building practitioner
  6. Section 259AB: authorise sharing of information between relevant agencies