Building Contractor Residential (Restricted) Registration - Northern Territory

Service summary

A Building Contractor (Restricted) may undertake construction of any of the following:

a) a Class 1a building which includes a single dwelling being:
i. a detached house; or
ii. one of a group of two or more attached dwellings, each being a building separated by a fire-resisting wall e.g. terrace house, town house or villa unit;

b) a Class 2 building containing two or more sole occupancy units each being a separate dwelling of not more than two storeys;

c) a Class 10 building e.g. a carport or garage attached to a Class 1a or Class 2 building if it is constructed at the same time as the Class 1a or Class 2 building is constructed; or

d) a retaining wall (whenever constructed) that is not attached to a Class 1a or Class 2 building but on which the integrity of such a building depends.

All building must be in accordance with the provisions of the Building Act, Building Regulations and Building Code of Australia.

If a corporation is a registered building contractor, then they must have a director or nominated individual, resident in the NT, who is also registered in the same category.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

At least three years practical experience in carrying out building work as mentioned above, net tangible assets of at least $50,000 as certified by an accountant and one of the following:

a) successful completion of the prescribed units for a Certificate IV in Building.

b) successful completion of a course, or units of a course, that, in the opinion of the Practitioners Board, is at least equivalent to the requirements referred to in paragraph (a);

c) a statement of attainment of competency equivalent to the Certificate IV in Building units specified in paragraph (a) issued by a registered training organisation within the meaning of the Northern Territory Employment and Training Act.


2 years.


Application fee: $264
Registration fee: $793
Total: $1,057

Administering agency

Building Practitioners Board

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 (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

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