Dear Wyndham City Council,

I want to get a DIY pergola kit , and want to know what dimensions can that be so that a permit is not required?
Looking at both permeable and impermeable options.
There was a link where this was listed, but that has since retired

Yours faithfully,


Mail at Wyndham, Wyndham City Council

Thank you for submitting your email to Wyndham City. Our staff will
allocate your email to the appropriate department for action. Please be
aware that depending on the nature of the email it may take up to 10
working days before you receive a response. For non routine service
requests our response will detail what our next steps will be or how the
request has been acted on and completed. If you have not had any response
in 10 working days please contact the customer service team on 9742 0777
or via [1][Wyndham City Council request email]


The information transmitted is for the intended recipient only and should
not be re-distributed or published without express written permission from
Wyndham City Council. It may contain confidential, proprietary or legally
privileged information. No confidentiality or privilege is waived, lost or
destroyed by reason of any transmission. If you have received this email
in error please notify Wyndham City Council immediately on 1300 023 411,
or by return email to the sender, and delete the original email and any
copies from your system. Any views expressed in this email are those of
the individual sender, except where the email states otherwise and the
sender is authorised to state them.


Visible links
1. mailto:[Wyndham City Council request email]

Jaya Ilango Swaminathan, Wyndham City Council

2 Attachments

Good Day,

Thank you for your email to Wyndham city council – Building Services.

A) Below I have listed all the requirement ( 1-roofed structure and
2-unroofed structure) for the building permit exemptions :
B) If the requirements are more than the below points then you will
require building permit.

Regarding the shed enquiry:

1. FREE STANDING CLASS 10a – Is a building permit required? Shed example

Assuming the proposed garden shed will be located on side or rear of the
property and there is a dwelling on the same allotment, a building permit
is not required if the following parameters are met:

• Should be a free-standing structure – no support on the existing
• Floor area does not exceed 10 square metres.
• Height does not exceed 3 metres in height (if set back from the boundary
more than 1 metre).
• Height does not exceed 2.4 metres in height (if proposed within 1 metre
of the boundary).
• Is not constructed of masonry.
• The consent letter from the service authorities may be required if the
construction is proposed over the easement.
• Clarify with your estate/ corporate / developer/ (in any) whether your
property required their approval.
• Clarify if planning permit approval is required for your allotment.

2. PERGOLA – Is a building permit required?

• A pergola is defined as unroofed structure with a permeable roof. Water
needs to be able to pass through to the ground surface.

• You will not require a building permit if the pergola does not exceed
3.6 m in height and 20 metres square in floor area.

• The pergola must also not encroach more than 2.5 into the front setback
of the dwelling.

• Any construction within 1 m of an easement may require consent from the
relevant authority. Please also ensure that a planning permit is not
required to construct the proposed structure and there are no title

• Pergola can be attached to your existing building

Feel free to contact number on 97428178, if you require more details.


When Communicating with Council please use the email address
[email address] to ensure that your communication is received,
registered and allocated to the correct person or department.

Jaya Ilango | Cadet Building Surveyor | Planning & Building | City Design
and Liveability
45 Princes Hwy Werribee VIC 3030
t: 9742 8178 | ext: 1178 | [email address]

[1]Wyndham Jaya​ Ilango Swaminathan   |  Cadet Building Surveyor  |  Building Services  |  Planning Building & Health
City Logo 45 Princes Highway ,  Werribee  VIC  3030  |  PO Box 197, Werribee VIC 3030
t: 1300 023 411  |  d: +61397428178  |  e: [2][email address]
Wyndham City Council acknowledges the Bunurong and Wadawurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the lands along
either side of the Werribee Yulluk (River) and across Wyndham.
​We recognise their care and connection to land, water and community over the past 60,000+ years.
​We pay respect to Elders who always have, and always will, care for Country and community today and for future

show quoted sections