Under the Building Act 1975, certain buildings and structures require a Development Permit for Building Work (building approval) before they can be erected on the site.
If you require a Development Permit for Building Work please contact a private building certifier for further information on application requirements.
Note: you will need to allow sufficient time for your permit to be assessed prior to your event.
Below is a list of different structure types and a guide to whether they need a building permit.
Note: Temporary buildings and structures that don’t need a building permit must still comply with the Building Code of Australia, Australia Standards, manufacturer’s requirements and industry standards.
Type of structure
Building permit required
|Toilet blocks, sheds, huts or the like (attached to or required to be attached to the ground)||
|Stages or grandstand||Attached to the ground or required to be attached to the ground||Yes|
|Mobile stages (stage on trailer or truck) – Excluding grandstands on a trailer or truck/mobile stage||Not attached to the ground or required to be attached for structural purposes||No, but:
|Art work structures, sculpture||If the height of the structure is greater than 3m above the ground surface||Yes|
|Tents||If the floor area of the tent is greater than 500m²||Yes|
|Tents||If the plan area of the tent is more than 100m² and less than 500m²||No, but must comply with Queensland Development Code MP3.2 – Tents|
|Tents||With a floor area less than 100m²||No|
|Fences||Not higher than 2m above the ground level and not used for swimming pool fences||No|
|Scaffolding (light towers, viewing platforms)||More than 3m above the ground surface||Yes|
|Light poles||More than 3m above the ground surface||Yes|