ResCode (Part 4 of the Building Regulations)

Residential development within Victoria is controlled by residential development provisions and tools. Commonly known as ResCode, these provisions apply to the construction of new dwellings, alterations and extensions to existing dwellings and residential subdivisions.

ResCode standards include key measures to protect neighbourhood character, amenity and environmentally sustainable residential development throughout Victoria. Requirements for siting and design of dwellings and associated buildings include minimum and maximum street setbacks, building height, walls on boundaries, site coverage, overshadowing and overlooking.

Any variation to ResCode provisions requires Council Consent.  See Applying for Variations to Siting Regulations - Report and Consent(PDF, 54KB)

Further information about ResCode requirements can be found by following the resource link below: