Before I started looking into demolishing a house, I didn’t realize all the costs that were involved. The only information I could find online was this article in realestate.com.au that explains in general about house demolition.
It was quite a shock to find out about all of the things involved. I was expecting to pay for an excavator to do the demolishing and for a truck to remove the rubbish, but not all of the other stuff – permits, insurances, safety barriers, traffic control, etc. It gets more expensive if the house contains asbestos or if the foundations of the house are massive concrete slab. Apparently demolition requires an approval (which naturally comes with a fee) and a council permit (another fee).
Overall, you can expect to pay anything between 5,000 and 10,000$.