Small Second Homes 2

Following the Victorian Government’s Housing Statement: The decade ahead 2024-2034, a small second home up to 60 square metres, also known as a granny flat, secondary dwelling or an accessory dwelling unit, no longer requires a planning permit in most cases where there are no flooding, environmental or other special planning controls.

A small second home still requires a building permit, to meet siting, amenity, design and safety requirements – and cannot be subdivided or separately sold off from the main home.

On 14 December 2023, Amendment VC253 made changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes, and the Building Amendment (Small Second Dwellings) Regulations 2023 made changes to the Building Regulations 2018 to coordinate the approval processes to build a small second home.

Key characteristics:

Small Second Homes

Refer to Department of Transport and Planning & Victorian Building Authority websites for detailed resources via the links below:

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