Construction Occupation Licence - Electrician - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to perform electrical work on any type of premises within the Australian Capital Territory. There are several classes of electrical work that requires licensing:

  • Electrical contractor's licence (partnerships and corporations only).
  • Unrestricted electrician's licence.
  • Restricted electrician's licence.

If you apply for any of the licences above but you lack the practical experience, a permit may be issued so that you may conduct the work under supervision. You will also require an electrotechnology systems permit, or restricted systems permit in regards to any incidental electrical work undertaken in relation to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas, refrigeration and air-conditioning works or installations.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must not be suspended from holding a construction occupation licence in any class. If you are applying for a licence that would allow the provision of a construction service without supervision, then you must:

  • Not have been found guilty of an offence that involves fraud or dishonesty; and
  • Not have been found guilty of an offence that is punishable by imprisonment for at least 1 year.

For information on the qualifications required for the class of construction occupation you intend to apply to, please refer to the Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Mandatory Qualifications) Declaration. Please note that it is now a requirement for all classes of electricians to undertake an approved course in asbestos awareness. If you hold a current equivalent licence in another Australian State or Territory, you may be eligible to apply for this registration under mutual recognition arrangements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

A licensee must give the registrar written notice of the following events or circumstances:

  • If the licensee becomes bankrupt or personally insolvent;
  • If the licensee is found guilty, whether in the ACT or anywhere else, of an offence that involves fraud, dishonesty or violence, and is punishable by imprisonment for at least one year; or
  • If the licensee is not insured for a construction occupation or occupation class in accordance with the regulation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding ongoing eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Expiry

As specified on the licence.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$250.00

Individual in person or postal.

Application$228.00Individual online.
Application$157.00

Partnership or Corporation in person or postal.

Application$143.00

Partnership or Corporation online.

Licence$240.001 year.
Licence$541.003 years.

Other resources

Lodgement

Apply

Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.


Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Act(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Land, Planning and Building
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra


Operating address:
16 Challis Street
Dickson, Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601
Australia

Phone:

02 62078096
cwpl@act.gov.au

Website:

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