‘Occupation Certificate’ definition:
A document issued under the EP&A that verifies that Council or the certifying authority is satisfied that the building is fit for purpose and complies with the Building Code of Australia in matters such as health, safety, and amenity.
There are two types of certificate:
1) An Interim Occupation Cert. allows the commencement of either the occupation or the use of a partially completed building or a change of use in a partially completed building. If an Interim Certificate is issued, a Final Occupation Cert. is required.
2) A Final Occupation Cert. allows the use and occupation of a new building or new use of an existing building. A Final Certificate revokes any previous Occupation Cert.