Building and Construction Industry Employer Registration - Long Service Leave - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this registration if you operate a construction business and you intend to hire employees to perform building and construction work. The scheme is designed to provide portable long service leave for workers in the building and construction industry in NSW.

This scheme is compulsory for all employers in the building and construction industry and requires you to notify the Agency of any staff changes. A levy is paid by the owners of the building or construction project you are working on. This levy is then paid into a fund administered by the Agency, and from this fund, long service payments are made to building and construction workers. You do not have to register contractors, self-employed workers or workers who are already registered. This scheme does not apply to government, council and office workers such as managers, clerical workers or engineers in the building and construction industry. The types of building and construction work that incur this levy include:

  • civil construction (e.g. roads and bridges and airfields)
  • buildings and residential dwellings
  • pipelines
  • fuel, gas and water storage facilities and fixed distribution infrastructure
  • sewage drainage and treatment systems
  • telecommunications and electrical distribution infrastructure.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your organisation must be registered as well as all employees. Your employees must be registered within seven days of starting employment. You are required to:

  • complete the online application form
  • register any new employees through the Start Notice facility
  • complete an Employer Return
  • keep records
  • contact the Agency before paying long service leave to a worker.

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


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No fees are required for this application.



Register as an Employer - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Other resources

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Administering agency

The Treasury
Long Service Corporation

Act(s) name

Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Act 1986 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Building and Construction Industry Long Service Payments Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

The Treasury
Long Service Corporation

Operating address:
Level 1
19-21 Watt Street
New South Wales 2250
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 3000
Central Coast MC
New South Wales 2252


13 14 41


02 9287 5685

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