Electrical Contractor Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to enter into contracts for electrical work. Electrical work includes (but is not limited to):

  • installation, repair, alteration, or removal of an electrical infrastructure, electrical circuit or associated fittings, equipment or accessories
  • work that is regarded as specialist electrical work.

Please note that you will need to appoint a nominated manager, who must currently hold a licence as an electrical practitioner. A nominated manager is responsible for ensuring that technical requirements are met by providing the correct skills and resources to carry out the work safely and to appropriate standards.

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 licence you must:

  • be an individual or a business
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have public liability insurance (minimum $5 million)
  • have paid the prescribed licence fee.

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







Please lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. Please send photocopies of supporting documentation, not the original documents.

Approval time

Within 21 days, unless otherwise agreed.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Act(s) name

Occupational Licensing Act 2005 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Licensing (Electrical Work) Regulations 2008 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Justice
Consumer Building and Occupational Services

Mailing address:
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018


1300 654 499


03 6173 0205


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