Owner Builder Policy

With the increasing activity of owner-builders applying for building approvals across Australia, Master Builders considered it appropriate to develop a national policy on owner builders.

The objective of the policy is to assist State and Territory Master Builders Associations to lobby for consistent owner builder legislation across Australia which will ensure legitimate owner-builder activity in the domestic building market. The policy will set out the criteria that legislation should address to ensure that owner-builders are equipped with all relevant information and training prior to undertaking the task of building their own home. The policy also contains criteria that will prevent unlicensed developers competing with licensed builders.