Build, buy or renovate

Get started with your renovation, new build or off-the-plan purchase in the ACT. Know your rights and responsibilities to keep your project running smoothly.

Before you start

Consider whether your project requires approvals, get to know your block and review regulatory fees.

Building 101

Understand who is who in the building industry and what to consider before signing a building contract.


Find out the difference between a DA and a BA, plus other approvals you may need.

During construction

Know what to expect when your land becomes a building site.

Buying into unit living

If you’re buying a unit, townhouse or apartment, know what questions to ask and your obligations after purchase.

Buying land or an existing house

Find out about land sales, ACT land rates and duties.