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An Occupation Certificate allows a person to occupy and use a new building, or change the use of an existing building.
An Occupation Certificate verifies that the Principal Certifying Authority (Council or a Private Certifier) is satisfied that the building is suitable to occupy or and satisfies relevant requirements and Australian Standards.
There are two types:
Where an Interim Occupation Certificate is issued, a Final Occupation Certificate is still required to be issued when all outstanding building work or the change of use is complete. A Final Occupation Certificate supersedes any previously issued Occupation Certificates. A Final Occupation Certificate is generally required to ensure insurance coverage.
An Occupation Certificate is required for any new building work approved by a Construction Certificate or Complying Development Certificate, or change of use of a building where the building classification changes under the Building Code of Australia, that has been approved by way of Development Consent, or a Complying Development Certificate.
Occupation Certificates are not required for development that is deemed Exempt Development.
It is an offence to occupy or use any part of a new building unless an occupation certificate has been issued.
An Occupation Certificate is issued by your Principal Certifying Authority.