- A carport cannot be constructed as exempt development on land:
- in a foreshore area
- on or in a heritage item
- on or in draft heritage item.
- if on bushfire prone land, carports must be constructed of non-combustible materials if within 5 metres of a house.
- if in heritage conservation areas (or draft conservation areas), carports must be in the rear yard.
- carports must be at least 1 metre behind the building line facing any road.
More than one carport on a lot
If a lot has one house, only one carport is permitted on that lot. However, if there is a primary and secondary dwelling on the lot, two carports may be provided.
For a full list of development standards that a carport must meet to be exempt development, please refer to these provisions of the State Policy.
- Find out if you are on a bushfire prone land using the Find a Property tool via the Planning Portal homepage.
- If you propose to remove or prune any existing trees or vegetation, you should contact your council first to make sure you don’t need approval for this.
- Works must be structurally adequate, installed in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications and comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
- Any structures that would be located on public land, or on or over a public road (including temporary structures), must have separate approval from the relevant council, or Roads and Maritime Services under the Roads Act 1993 and the Local Government Act 1993 .
- Generally , exempt development cannot be carried out on: