Towong Shire

Building Services

Building Services is a function that is shared with neighbouring Indigo Shire Council. The Building Services Team is located in Yackandandah and ensures that buildings are constructed and maintained to the relevant standards. We promote good building design having regard to siting, orientation, energy efficiency, bushfire protection and much more.

The Municipal Building Surveyor administers the Building Act and Regulations which require a building permit to be issued prior to undertaking building works.

For further information contact the Towong Shire Council Building Services Department on 02 6071 5100.

Apply to Towong Shire Council to find out about regulations overlaying a property you're looking to purchase via the Building - Request for Information Form.


2020 Bushfire Recovery - Planning to Replace a Farm Shed?

To assist in fast-tracking the rebuild process for farming communities, at the February 2020Council meeting an exemption was made to the building regulations and fees for unoccupied farm sheds.

Under the National Construction Code the exemption applies to ‘Class 10A’ buildings (the only class of building that can be exempted by Council). The building is to be constructed within a fire-affected area on farm land and is to be used for farming purposes.

For safety reasons, the building is to be built by a suitably qualified and experienced company using plans, materials and construction methods that are considered appropriate for a building of its type.

To be considered, a basic application form needs to be completed together with a site plan. A planning permit and other regulations may still apply.

If you are looking to replace a farm shed please contact the Recovery Team prior to the commencement of work. A Council Planner will work with you to confirm what documentation and permits are relevant to your property. Call 1800 518 222 or email

2018-Regulation-Application-form.docx (DOCX 217 KB)

Building---Request-for-Information-Form.docx (DOCX 117 KB)

Planning/Building Recovery - Farm Shed Exemption Form (PDF 222 KB)

Last updated: 26 May 2020