Department of Justice
In addition to local government building and plumbing fees and charges, councils also collect a Building administration fee and a Building and Construction Industry Training Levy on behalf of government bodies.
The Building Administration Fee (previously known as the Building Permit Levy) was introduced on 1 January 2017 with the commencement of the Building Act 2016. Further information relating to the BAF can be found in Part 21, Division 1 of the Building Act 2016.
To understand the difference between the Building Administration Fee and the Industry Training Levy, see:
To understand your obligations regarding the Building Administration Fee see:
To assist Permit Authorities to calculate the amount to be returned, see: