The State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 states that if a building or work was constructed or installed in accordance with the specific requirements of this Code (SEPP) the demolition of these buildings or works is exempt from requiring development consent. All demolition must be carried out in accordance with AS 2601 The Demolition of Structures.
If the construction or installation of a building or work required development consent then generally the demolition of a building or work only be carried out with development consent. For information relating to Development Applications please refer to (link)Development Applications & Forms.
Note. A building constructed before 1987 may contain asbestos. Businesses are licensed to undertake asbestos removal work under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (refer to Working with Asbestos: Guide 2008 (ISBN 0 7310 5159 9) published by the WorkCover Authority). If the work is not undertaken by a licensed contractor it should still be undertaken in a manner that minimises risks (refer to Fibro & Asbestos—A Renovator and Homeowner’s Guide at http://more.nsw.gov.au). Information on the removal and disposal of asbestos to landfill sites licensed to accept this waste is available from the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.