While deciding to owner builder is a huge decision of itself, you then have to take into account all the rules, regulations and processes that this will entail.
Owner builder regulations
Every now and then, The Owner Builder magazine runs an update on the owner builder regulations, state by state. These are currently being updated on an issue by issue basis.
Australian Capital Territory – as at March 2007
New South Wales – as at September 2015
Northern Territory – as at November 2006
Queensland – as at July 2015
South Australia – as at November 2015
Tasmania – as at September 2006
Victoria – as at January 2016
Western Australia – as at May 2006
First Home Owner Grant
As a first time home owner, there are grants available to assist with the process – even owner builders.
It would be useful to obtain trade accounts with suppliers…
Owner builder courses
Health and safety
Owner builder insurance
Associations, groups etc.