Garden Shed Approvals South Australia

You will require Development Approval for a shed or other similar structure only if:

  • Its use is more than secondary to a house 
    (e.g. a separate house or business); and/or
  • The floor area exceeds 15m² 
    (10m² in the North Adelaide Historic Conservation Zone); and/or
  • The roof span exceeds 3m and no part of the building is more than 2.5m   
    above the natural surface of the ground and/or
  • Is being constructed, added to or altered so that any portion is: 
    - situated in closer to the street than the main building on the land 
    - is within 900mm of a boundary of the land with a secondary street and/or
  • It is located within 6m of a corner boundary that faces two roads, other than 
    where a 4m by 4m corner cut off has been provided and/or
  • If your property is identified as a Local or State Heritage Place 

The following elements should be incorporated into the design of garages, sheds, carports, verandahs, pergolas and shade houses, 
particularly if they are located on side boundaries:

  • A size and shape that complements and does not dominate the existing 
    house or nearby houses;
  • Building materials, colours and textures that complement the existing house or 
    nearby houses; and
  • Minimal overshadowing of the windows and private open space of 
    adjoining properties. 

Shed Regulations in South Australia - Do Sheds4less Sheds Comply?

Under the Planning, Development and Infrastructure (General) Regulations 2017, a non-habitable outbuilding is considered complying building work if the roof span (being the horizontal distance between supporting walls, posts or columns of the outbuilding) does not exceed 3 metres, the floor area does not exceed 15 square metres and the height does not exceed 2.5 metres.

Shed Regulations South Australia  Answer    Meet Regulations    Council Approval/Permit Required  
Are any Sheds4less sheds bigger than 15 square metres?NoYesNo
 Is the roof span of any Sheds4less shed greater than 3 metres?  NoYesNo
Does the height of the roof of any Sheds4less shed exceed 2.5 metres?NoYesNo

This means that all 5,000 shed variations are within the size requirements to be considered complying building work. If you position your shed according to the guidelines there should be no need for a building permit or development application.

However, we recommended that you contact the local council as they are the Relevant Authority that would assess your project and can give guidance.

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