Online Permit Solutions is bringing the building permit process to the 21st century. Our unique,  easy-to-use online platform provides building approval and inspection services throughout Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland – with service offerings including:

  • Reliable, accurate building approvals – fast!

  • Next-day building inspections in Victoria

  • Precise, professional regulatory and general building guidance

  • One-stop approvals for residential and commercial building work

  • Town planning advice, per request

  • Electronic submission of applications and documents

  • Efficient and price competitive service options across all building sectors

  • Real-time application and document tracking throughout every stage of the process

  • Government Registered Professionals will work along with you

  • Approvals issued 50% faster using our custom designed software solution


Since 2010


Projects Approved

Projects approved includng site inspections carried out and preliminary assessments


Contracting Firms

Companies we have worked with closely, delivering statutory approvals and on-going regulatory compliance consultancy services

$ 715.5 M

Total Project Value

Estimated total project value of all projects reviewed



We’ve been using Online Permit Solutions since 2009, and I have to say that it has transformed the way we do business.

Real-time approval services provide us with critical insight into our business which allows us to make fast decisions and ultimately become dynamic and competitive in the marketplace.

Automatic application information and invoice reminder emails reduce our admin costs chasing up customers whilst processing and filing features save us huge amounts of form filling and re-typing of data.

The easy to use portal has allowed us to integrate and automate processes, reducing errors and improving efficiency.

All this adds up to a very comprehensive system that we use on a daily basis. I am happy to see continued improvements and new features in the system and regularly recommend Online Permit Solutions to my contacts.

- S. Markopoulos, New Dimension Drafting Pty. Ltd.

Online Permit Solutions have been a large, integral part of our trades based company for over 10 years. They have consistently over this time been fantastic in their dealings.

The OPS team have been reliable, punctual & at all times great communicators. Our business depends heavily on the direction of Online Permit Solutions. Their advice and direction have been invaluable & we have no hesitation in recommending their service.

- Bec, Install A Veranda

My company has dealt with Online Permit Solutions for many years as our preferred Building Surveyor. We have always found them to be professional and diligent in all facets of the permit application process. They have always been ready to offer advice when needed and supply a speedy and hassle free solution for all building projects.

- Shane, Superior Granny Flats

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At Online Permit Solutions, we take pride in providing professional,  superior service to our clients at the guaranteed lowest price. Our highly qualified personnel provide building permit certification solutions for any and all types of development, no matter how complex.

Lazaros Mavridis
Lazaros MavridisFounder & National Compliance Director
I am a qualified building surveyor and inspector with over 25 years experience in building control within the private sector. My primary experience is in building audits, building permits, construction inspections and project delivery. I am an experienced building surveyor and project manager and have controlled many major projects in throughout Victoria and New South Wales. I have performed building audits, maintenance surveys and building code and regulation reports on complex buildings and numerous Department of Defence sites throughout Australia.

Over the past 20 years, I have been predominantly been self-employed and assisting my clients in achieving their goals on their projects through a collaborative, informative and time critical level of service delivery options. I love enjoying life to its maximum and love to surround myself with people who feel the same. As this business can be a highly stressful one, I encourage all the people involved, from staff to customers and beyond, to ensure they take time out and focus on their own wellbeing as a priority….life is meant to be a great journey, who am I to get in the way and act as a roadblock. As a devoted family man and father of three great children and a fourth young pup (the family dog), finding the perfect balance between work and personal commitments is constantly tested.

Vince Arborea
Vince ArboreaSenior Building Surveyor/Manager
I have over 27 years experience in liaising and negotiating with various professionals on many projects and brings to the table differing skills and knowledge in all types of building control matters. In particular, resolutions to problems via discussing alternatives with building permit applicants and key project stakeholders. Now that I got that out of the way, and as you are already looking at our website and staff, I thank you for taking interest in the services that Online Permit Solutions provide… So do you like what you see if no STOP NOW; if yes then keep reading.

I love life and women, as they go hand in hand, like the stars belong in the night sky. I love fashion, enjoy fine dining, dancing to all styles of music, and always enjoy the company I am with, no matter what the day or night may bring. Always enjoy life, that is my motto.

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We proudly donate to the following organisations:

Down Syndrome Victoria

Online Permit Solutions will invest a minimum 2% of your invoice total (not including disbursements and levies) in preventing youth homelessness via the Kids Under Cover Organisation.

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Building Permit FAQs

A permit is a state based regulatory requirement for any property owner wishing to undertake building works to their property.

This will vary depending on the nature of the works for which the permit is been sought for, but can range from $600 to $3000 as a very general price range.

Certain minor works may not require a building permit, so it is best to check with our office staff to ensure you obtain the correct advice.

Building permits can be issued by Council or Private Consultants. Private companies make up about 95% of all building approvals issued Australia wide.

Some approvals are public record once submitted to the local council, but council is still required to enforce the necessary Privacy Act provisions.

A Building Approval is a state based regulatory requirement for any property owner wishing to undertake building works to their property.

As the registered property owner you are required to seek the services of a registered building surveyor and /or certifier depending on which State you are based in.

Generally, Building Permits are valid for 2 years, however Commercial Projects have a 3 year completion date.

In general you need to seek out the services of a registered surveyor and/or certifier who is duly qualified and able to provide such regulatory services.

The simplest way is to use Online Permit Solutions and apply online for all your building approval needs.

This may be possible, however there are other legal mechanisms and processes that may be more applicable once one of our technical officers have reviewed the specific situation.

If you are registered for GST and an Australian based company , yes your fees are tax deductible, but as always we recommend you verify this with a registered accounting professional.

Generally, Building Permits are valid for 2 years, however Commercial Projects have a 3 year completion date.

The cost of a building permit varies, based on the nature of the work for which the permit is being attained. Prices generally range from $600 to $3000.

A building permit is generally required before any building works are undertaken on a property.

A building permit is needed to ensure that all proposed building works to a property meet the safety, health and structural integrity requirements set out by state based legislation.

Building permits are required to make sure that all building works meet the minimum statutory requirementsin regards to safety, health and structural stability.

Assessment usually occurs between 1-2 weeks from when an application is submitted. Getting a building permit usually takes around 24-48 hours from the time it is assessed.

A building permit can be obtained without a contractor, as long as the building works fit a certain criteria under the relevant state based law.

With the exception of certain minor works, all building works require a building permit. To determine whether or not you require a building permit, contact our office.

Building permits can be obtained easily online through Online Permit Solutions.

A building surveyor plays many roles, including inspecting building works, facilitating the permit approval process and assessing compliance with the relevant Building Acts and Building Regulations.

A building surveyor assesses proposed building works and ensures compliance with the relevant Building Act/s and Building Regulations. They also facilitate the building permit approval process.

Online Permit Solutions offers efficiency and price competitive services across all building sectors. The online application process is extremely simple and a government registered professional from our team will work along with you to issue your approval up to 50% faster.

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