Temporary Occupancy Permits


The Building Act 2016 places legislative requirements upon certain structures which are considered 'temporary' in nature.

You must not occupy certain temporary structures unless you have a Temporary Occupancy Permit.

Temporary Occupancy Permits are issued by private building surveyors and are designed to certify the suitability of tents, marquees, stalls and other structures for use and occupation by the public. It should be noted that only certain types of ‘temporary structures’ require these types of approval.

When you are planning your event or activity, we strongly recommended that you contact a private building surveyor to discuss the requirements that are set out in the Building Act 2016.