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Building administration fee

Councils collect a building administration fee on behalf of state government.

The fee is used to improve compliance and quality of work in Tasmania’s building industry.

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) does not manage the industry training levy.

CBOS manages the building administration fee (BAF)

  • the BAF is payable on work costing $20,000 or more
  • it applies to building and demolition work and any related plumbing work
  • the rate of the fee is then calculated as 0.1% of the total cost of that work
  • more information relating to the BAF can be found in Part 21, Division 1 of the Building Act 2016.

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Updated: 11 Jan 2021

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