Notice of Completion: BA7

The responsible person (builder or demolition contractor named on a permit) must issue a Notice of Completion. This establishes the end date of the permit for compliance and record keeping purposes. The person named as builder or demolition contractor remains liable for the building or demolition complying with the Building Act until a notice of cessation or a notice of completion is issued.

All works that require a building permit are required to submit a Notice of Completion. The notice of completion must be given to the relevant permit authority within seven days of completion of the work, or the stage of work, for which the permit was granted.

As per the Building Act 2011:

Part 2 Building and Demolition Permits

Division 4 Duration of Building or Demolition Permits

33. Notice of completion

(1) The responsible person in relation to a permit must, within seven days of completion of work, or the stage of work, for which the permit was granted, give notice of completion to a relevant permit authority.

Penalty: a fine of $10,000.

A notice of completion must:

  • Be in an approved form.
  • State the work, or stage of the work, for which the permit was granted, is completed.
  • Be accompanied by a copy of a certificate for each inspection or test mentioned in section 25(3)(h) or (4)(f) that applies to the permit.

Submission of your BA7 and relating documentation can be done by elodgement or email.

Elodgement portal: Log into your user portal and follow the instructions in the user guide (pages 54-58). If you are not a registered user, this service will not be available to you. Please choose another option to submit the BA7.

Email: (do not exceed 20MB): building@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Key Details

What you need

Submit a Notice of Completion to the relevant permit authority within seven days of completion of work, or the stage of work for which the permit was granted. A notice of completion must also be accompanied by each relevant inspection or test certificate as listed on the building permit.

Failure to submit a Notice of Completion attracts a penalty of up to $10,000.

Eligibility requirementsThe submission of a Notice of Completion does not authorise the occupancy of a Class 2 - Class 9 building for which an occupancy permit is required.

Need more help?

The City can provide guidance on permits and requirements, email: building@cityofperth.wa.gov.au for an estimate on building certification services.