The Building Act 1993 imposes a building permit levy. The Levy is paid by an applicant for a building permit and must be paid before the permit can be issued. The levy is collected by the building surveyor and forwarded to the Victorian Building Authority by monthly return.
The Surveyor-General of Victoria is the primary government authority on land surveying and the cadastre (land property boundaries and tenure). The Surveyor-General’s roles and responsibilities are prescribed under a diverse range of Acts and regulations of Parliament.