Tradesperson's Certificate - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this Tradesperson's Certificate if you intend to work as a tradesperson carrying out repair work on motor vehicles. Repair work means work of a class or classes prescribed by the Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014. Repair includes examine, detect faults in, adjust, carry out maintenance on, overhaul, replace, alter and paint.

Classes of repair work for which a Tradesperson's Certificate may be issued are: automotive electrician, body maker, compressed natural gas mechanic, liquefied natural gas mechanic, liquefied petroleum gas mechanic, motorcycle mechanic, motor mechanic, panelbeater, transmission specialist, underbody work, and vehicle painter.

A Tradesperson's Certificate is not required to carry out repair work in the class of repair work of trailer and caravan mechanic. The repair work must however be carried out at a place for which a motor vehicle repairer licence is granted.

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

To be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold a tradesperson's certificate
  • have the required qualifications
  • not be an apprentice or trainee
  • pay the required fees.

The required qualifications for a class of repair work are the qualifications prescribed by the regulations for that class of repair work.

Tradesperson's certificates are only issued to individuals. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



3 years.


ApplyApplication$68.003 years.
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$46.00



Please consult the Contact Officer for details on any supporting information that must accompany your application. Applications can be lodged in person at any NSW Fair Trading Centre, Service NSW Service Centre or posted to the address on the application form.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Act(s) name

Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Officer, Business Licensing
Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
NSW Fair Trading

Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5138
New South Wales 2124


13 32 20


02 9619 8700

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