Department of Justice
As of 1 January 2017 Tasmania introduced new laws regulating:
The new Building Act takes a risk-based approach to building approvals so low risk building, plumbing and demolition work, and some medium risk work, 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, 166.6 KB) to find out what you can do without getting a Council permit.
The Fact Sheet - Sheds and similar structures - Building Act 2016 (PDF, 183.3 KB) explains what you can build as an owner, and when you need to engage a licensed builder.
The Fact Sheet - Essential Building Services - Building Act 2016 (pdf, 182.3 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).