As of September 1, 2016, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) can take disciplinary action against a registered building practitioner (RBP) if it has a belief on ‘reasonable grounds’ that one or more of the grounds under section 179 of the Victorian Building Act 1993 (the Act) have been contravened.

The VBA will commence the process of disciplinary action by issuing a “show cause notice” on the RBP. A show cause notice is an important document and not one to be taken lightly as the consequences can be dire, ranging from fines, suspension or cancellation of a RBP’s registration, a…