The aim of the residential building standard for bushfire protection is to improve the ability of a building to withstand a wildfire attack.
Homes must have a range of energy and water saving features, which also save energy and costs.
Maintaining your Essential Safety Measures in commercial buildings
Fencing requirements are regulated by the Victorian fences legislation. Find out more here about the rules relating to fencing between your and your neighbour's property.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about building related matters.
Information about asbestos, decks & balustrades, smoke alarms, termites, stormwater and rainwater tanks
Owner Builder advice and application for Certificate of Consent
A number of issues arise from carrying out works without a building permit. Doing this can compromise the safety of occupants and cause problems with insurance, reselling and other legal matters.
PO Box 283, Colac 3250
Colac Service Centre2-6 Rae Street, ColacOpen: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Apollo Bay Service Centre100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Open: 7-days a week, 9am - 5pm
Phone: 03 5232 9400
For callers who have a hearing, speech or communication impairment, and for text telephone or modem callers, use our National Relay Service on 133677
Colac Otway Shire respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land - Gulidjan and Gadubanud peoples of the Eastern Maar Nation Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.