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Building warrant of fitness (BWOF)

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What is a building warrant of fitness (BWOF)

A building warrant of fitness (BWOF) is an annual certificate that confirms that:

  • specified systems in your building have been inspected and maintained
  • requirements of the compliance schedule have been met.

What you need to do

As a building owner you have to:

  • engage an Independent Qualified Person (IQP) to inspect and certify the specified systems
  • display a copy of the BWOF certificate within the public area of the building
  • provide us with a copy of the BWOF and IQP certificate(s) of compliance.

You should know

You need to display a BWOF, so that people using your building know that all the systems in the building are functional and operating effectively, without any risk to their health and safety.
If you don't display a BWOF, or display a false one, you can get a fine of up to $20, 000.

If your BWOF has expired, you may be prosecuted.

​Processing fee for annual renewals

Read fee table.
Service Fee
Annual renewal$143

Detailed guidance on your responsibilities relating to building warrants of fitness