Demolishing a house can be quite risky. Other than the possibility of site accidents, you could also damage nearby installations or injure third parties. Below is an article discussing how to conduct demolition works. Secure The Required Permits You will need a demolition permit to pull down a house in Australia. When applying for a permit, the local council will need a demolition plan detailing the scope of the demolition, how you will demolish the structure and the safety measures you will observe at the site.