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Owner Builders Checklist in Western Australia

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Owner Builders Checklist in Western Australia

Whether you’re renovating your home or planning to build from scratch, taking the time to understand the requirements of doing the work yourself is a great place to start.

The first thing you need to determine is the value of the work you’d like to carry out. In WA, if it is over $20,000 then that’s when you need to go through the process of becoming an Owner Builder in WA.

Becoming an Owner Builder can be a very rewarding process as long as you have the time, patience, project management skills, financial management and great communication!

In Western Australia, your go to site for information is here – Becoming an Owner Builder in WA. We recommend you follow this link and learn exactly what you need to do in WA.

Here’s an overview as a starting point:

Becoming an Owner Builder in WA

  • If the project value exceeds $20,000, you’re required to apply for approval through the Building Services Board
  • You need to prove you have what it takes to apply for an Owner Builder. If you’re not already a tradesperson with skills, this is best done by completing an Owner Builder course (you need proof of this for the application)
  • Complete a Form 75 which can be found via the link provided above

Apply for an Owner Builder Permit

  • In addition to applying for approval to become an Owner Builder, you MUST apply for an Owner Builder Permit from local government
  • Here’s a great link that helps explain the process for applying for a permit – Builders Permit WA

Now for the checklist:

  1. Keep doing your researching and decide if you want to become an Owner Builder.
  2. Bring your vision to life by developing your plans with an architect or draftsperson.
  3. Do an Owner Builder course with a Registered Training Organisation. Click here for more information.
  4. Apply to become an Owner Builder (as outlined above).
  5. Get an Owner Builder Permit (as outlined above).
  6. Get all necessary insurances including Home Indemnity Insurance.
  7. Know your responsibilities as an Owner Builder.
  8. Get organised!

If you think of anything that can be added to this list, we’d love to hear from you!

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