Victoria resident here. I've submitted my owner builder application to the VBA.
I thought I'd share my experience so far.
I submitted my application nearly 4 weeks ago.
The status of my application has not changed in that time. It's still showing as "Submitted".
The application fee has been charged on my credit card.
I've received no other correspondence; not even a confirmation email.
The FAQ on the website suggests the application will move through 4 phases:
Apparently I'm not even at the first phase!
Not sure if this aligns with other people's experience?