Electrical Contractors Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

This licence is required by persons, companies, partnerships, or associations who wish to undertake electrical contracting work. An individual who wishes to become an electrical contractor must also hold a NT electrical workers licence endorsed 'Electrical Mechanic'. Companies or associations must nominate at least one of their members as being the qualified Technical Nominee that is the holder of a NT electrical workers licence endorsed "Electrical Mechanic'.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Individual or nominee should:

  • hold current NT Electrical Workers Licence endorsed 'Electrical Mechanic';
  • have held Electrical Workers Licence endorsed 'Electrical Mechanic' for a minimum period of 24 months and have successfully passed the approved Contractors Course; and
  • be able to provide evidence of 2 years recent experience as Electrical Mechanic (either copies of Certificates of Compliance signed and/or a reference letter and/or work history that can be verified).
  • Company/Partnership/Associations must give proof of currency of business (current ASIC Extract of Company or similar document).
  • If trading with a Business Name, evidence of currency of this to be advised (Extract of NT Registered Business Name).


Annual (expires 12 months from date of issue).



Cash, Credit Card, Cheque, Money order.

Administering agency

Electrical Workers & Contractors Licensing Board

Act(s) name

Mutual Recognition (Northern Territory) Act 1992 (Northern Territory)

Electrical Workers & Contractors Act 1983 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Other Offices:

Territory Business Centre, Katherine:
Street Address: Shop 1, Randazzo Building, 18 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8973 8180
Fax: 08 8973 8188

Territory Business Centre, Tennant Creek:
Street Address: Ground Floor, Barkly House, 99 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 08 8962 4411
Fax: 08 8962 4413

Territory Business Centre, Alice Springs:
Street Address: The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 8524
Fax: 08 8951 8533

Operating address:
Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801

Toll Free:







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