Electrical Practitioner's Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to perform 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.

You may either obtain a full practitioner's licence or a provisional licence. A provisional licence can be granted if you:

  • hold an Australian recognised trade certificate as an electrician, electrical mechanic or electrical fitter issued by Trades Recognition Australia recognising the applicant as an electrician
  • hold an off-shore technical skills record certificate as a general electrician issued by an organisation approved by the Australian Government
  • have made significant progress towards being qualified as an electrician and will achieve that qualification in the next twelve months.

A provisional electrician's licence is issued for a period not exceeding 12 months, and requires that all electrical work done is under the supervision of a licensed electrical technician.

If you intend to enter into a contract to perform electrical work, you will require an electrical contractor's licence.

Please note that some exemptions may apply if you work under a network owner or contractor. The network owner or contractor you work for will need to ensure you comply with certain conditions (such as completion of the requisite training). Exemptions are also available for a trade's assistant.

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:

  • complete the required training, including practical training, or hold an equivalent licence in a reciprocating jurisdiction
  • be a fit and proper person
  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fees.

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


3 years.


ApplyLicence$325.50Triennial fee.
Licence$325.50Triennial fee for restricted electrical practitioner.
Licence$232.50Provisional or provisional restricted practitioners licence.



Please lodge your form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your form evidence of your completed electrical training / qualifications. Please send photocopies of documents, not originals.

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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