Guidelines for Pergola and Deck Construction

wyndham city resident made this Freedom of Information request to Wyndham City Council

The request was successful.

From: wyndham city resident


Dear Wyndham City Council,

A couple of years ago, your website has guidelines on construction of pergolas and deck that don't need building permit; this information is no longer available on your website. Can you please provide me a copy of this document?

Yours faithfully,
Wyndham City Resident

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From: James Heritage
Wyndham City Council

Good morning,

Thanks for your e-mail below.

Please refer to the following link for Schedule 8 of the Building Regulations which provide exemptions for building permits.

I draw your attention to item 16 for information relating to pergola exemptions.

Feel free to contact me on the below details if you have any queries.

Kind regards

James Heritage | Cadet Building Surveyor | Building Services | City Operations
45 Princes Hwy (PO Box 197) Werribee, Victoria 3030
t: 8734 0772 | ext: 1619 | [email address]

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wyndham city resident left an annotation ()

Please refer to Victoria Building Regulations (Schedule 8). Provided link seems outdated, however, copy can be found here:

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Luke Bacon left an annotation ()

Hey wyndham city resident :)

Did you find the information you got useful?

It would be great to hear what this successful request enabled you to do.

All the best,


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Praveen left an annotation ()

for the larger public,
i've spoken to town planning team in Wyndham council and no permit is required for a standard deck upto 800mm height. This doesnt apply if the deck is over easements or over size etc etc, call Town Planning on (03) 9742 0777 for your specific case.

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