Learn more about swimming pools and spas. Answers to questions such as do I need a safety barrier, how do I check if my barrier is compliant and do I need a building permit?
Building permits are issued by Private Building Surveyors. A building permit is required before any building work begins to ensure that work is safe and complies with the Building Regulations 2018.
Access our range of Building Information certificates, Report and Consent, House Plans and Adjoining Owner information required for specific building applications.
A large percentage of the Mornington Peninsula Shire is designated as flood prone. If your property is identified as flood prone it doesn't mean that you won't be able to build on it, it means you will need to apply for Report and Consent to Build on Flood Prone Land.
Before you start planning and designing your new home, you can do some preliminary research to make sure you’re aware of any restrictions that apply to the use and development of your land.
Before you commit to buying a property, there is information available to help you make an informed decision.
For an overview of flood prone areas within the Mornington Peninsula Shire. You will need to open the ‘Key Map’ first to identify which particular map you need to open to view flood prone information relevant to your property.
Keeping your neighbours informed about your building and renovations can help avoid problems before, during and after building. Learn more about building site responsibilities to protect others from risk and to minimise nuisance.
Learn more about fencing such as when you need a planning or building permit, what fences you can build without a permit, shared fences, boundary fences and more.
Information on common building topics such as Termite Management and Maintenance, Installing Smoke Alarms, Installing a Rainwater Tank, Installing a Wood Heater and Balconies & Balustrades.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
Visit: National Relay Service
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Open from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Rosebud Office90 Besgrove Street, 3939
Mornington Office2 Queen Street, 3931
Hastings Office21 Marine Parade, 3915
Somerville Office1085 Frankston-Flinders Road, within Somerville Library, 3912
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters