Department of Justice
As of 1 January 2017 Tasmania introduced new laws regulating:
The Building Act takes a risk-based approach to building approvals so
can be done without seeking a building permit from the Council.
If you are planning to do some building work, read the
Fact Sheet - Consumer Guide - Low Risk Building and Plumbing Work (pdf, 171.9 KB)
to find out what you can do without getting a Council permit.
Fact Sheet - Sheds and similar structures - Building Act 2016 (pdf, 196.0 KB)
explains what you can build as an owner, and when you need to engage a licensed builder.
Fact Sheet - Essential Building Services - Building Act 2016 (pdf, 180.0 KB)
explains changes to using Form 56 and maintenance requirements for new and existing building work.
An owner builder can also build a shed on their property. The Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) Determination (pdf, 61.5 KB) has been updated to reflect this (8 February 2017).