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Garden sheds

A small garden shed for a house can be built without a building approval. Check the list below before you build:

If you answered yes to any of the above, your shed may still be able to be built but will need a building approval.

Do I require a building approval?

Yes, all sheds other than a small garden shed will need a building approval. Building approvals can be obtained by contacting a private certifier. Please see the private building certifier page for further information.

Do I require siting approval?

Where setback requirements can not be met, a setback approval may be required. This process is often dealt with as part of the building approval by a building certifier.

Do I need an amenity and aesthetics application?

An amenity and aesthetic approval may be needed from us where the shed is large or tall for the block size.

Full details can be found in our Amenity and aesthetics policy.

This process can also be dealt with as part of the building approval by a building certifier.

Who can I contact for more information?

Our Building Certification Group can be contacted on 07 5667 5987 or email buildingcertificationgroup@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

A building designer, architect or building certifier may be also able to assist in the design and approval process.

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