Book an inspection

GoBuild Mobile App for Booking Inspections

GoBuild, has been designed to simplify the process of booking a building inspector. GoBuild enables tradesmen and homeowners, anyone who needs an inspection done to book an appointment using their phone.

GoBuild is a free app that can easily be downloaded onto any mobile device. After downloading, users enter the name of their council then follow the instructions to create a booking request.

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Remote building inspections

The building department has begun performing building inspections for local builders remotely via smartphone videocall. The introduction of remote inspections will help to reduce inspection delays overall.

Remote building inspections are performed over WhatsApp (download from Google Play or Apple App Store). It’s fast, simple, secure and there is no cost to you.


Building inspection FAQ

Q. How do I book my inspection?

A. Our building advisory team will take your inspection booking and advise you if the inspection will be carried out remotely. You have the option to request an onsite inspection however there may be a delay for these types of inspection.

Q. How much notice do I get?

A. On the day of the inspection you will be contacted a minimum of 30 minutes before your inspection by your inspector to advise that you are next up and ensure you are ready for the remote setup.

Q. Will I need my consented documents on site?

A. Yes you will as it makes communication easier. The inspector will be able to guide you quickly to the areas to be viewed and inspected.

Q. What will happen during the inspection?

A. The inspector will phone using the video capability of WhatsApp and introduce themselves to you.

If needed, the inspector will advise you how to use the camera functions on your cell phone to get the best results. This will include how to change the view and which format either portrait or landscape to hold the cell phone while showing the image.

Then it is a simple matter of following directions to allow the inspector to be satisfied on reasonable grounds that building work completed meets the requirements of the building consent.

Q. How long will the inspection take?

A. Generally the inspections are quicker than an onsite inspection as all the recording of the inspection is done after the video has finished.


Book an inspection

NOTE: The Building Regulation Services team has prepared an information booklet covering the process of booking inspections and the types of inspections. Here’s the link: Building Inspections information

Booking an inspection? Refer to the inspection checklist for items that typically get checked (as of 16 June 2021).


    Please indicate how you wish to be contacted by the Council to confirm the date and time of your inspection.

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY

    The specific time slots of 9am and 1pm are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Bluff inspections are only carried out on Mondays and Thursdays.

  • Note: Only required for RBW (Restricted Building Work)
  • Note: Only required for RBW (Restricted Building Work)

  • Notes

    1. Refer to your building control process card or the ICC website for types of inspections.

    2. Inspections are carried out between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. To give us the best opportunity for booking an inspection on your requested date, please submit this request as soon as possible.

    3. Consent documents are required on site. An inspection may not proceed if these are not available.

    4. Fields marked * are required

    5. You will receive a confirmation note after submitting the form and a copy of the information you provided to Council for your own records.