The Building Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2015 was enacted into law on April 19, 2016 and amends the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995, the Building Act 1993 and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998.

There are a number of amendments which will come into fruition on a staggered basis between the periods of July 4, 2016 and July 1, 2017, and many will affect the regulation of owner- builders in Victoria. Some of the changes that will affect the regulation of owner-builders from 4…