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.
Please note that you will need to allow sufficient time for the Development Permit for Building Work to be assessed prior to your event.
Below is a list of different structure types and 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||Criteria||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|