There will be a time when all areas in Victoria become termite-prone zones; there has to be enough evidence or percent of recorded termite infestations to homes in that area before the local council can justify changing all relative requirements before costing the average home an extra $500 – $1000 to construct. More than 350 species of termites have been recorded in Australia, about 30 of which achieve economic importance as pests of timber-in-service.
Termite Barrier System
There are an increasing amount of zones each year in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula that are designated termite-prone areas, which means that if you build or require a building permit, even for an addition in those areas, you must have a termite barrier system in place before a certificate of occupancy is issued. In some states of Australia, you must obtain an inspection of your property if you are selling and as part of your Section 32.
Learn About Termites
Facts from CSIRO about termites: