If you’re planning to build a granny flat or extra bedroom in Melbourne, you need to understand what’s required before your project can proceed.
A building permit is required before you can build a granny flat in Melbourne, or any backyard structure more than 10sqm in size. We can introduce you to some people in Melbourne who can help our customers through the planning and approval process. Depending on which installer or builder you’re using, they also might be able to help you with approval requirements. Movable buildings (Backyard Pods built on skids) might suit some projects without a building permit being required. Some councils in Melbourne require that all DPUs (dependent person’s units) are movable buildings.
Read below for answers to frequently asked questions about granny flats in Melbourne, and links which may help you with local government regulations. Please click this button below when you’re ready to enquire about a granny flat or extra bedroom in Melbourne: