Electrician's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate as or carry on a business as an unsupervised electrician undertaking electrical work. Electrical work includes conducting electrical installing work and electrical fitting work.

This licence does not authorise you to act as an electrical contractor. If you are not employed by someone who holds an electrical contractor's licence or an in-house electrical installing work licence (for example, you are a sole trader), then you will also require the appropriate one of those licences.

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:

  • have successfully completed an apprenticeship, or a course or skills training programme approved by the Electrical Licensing Board, or a VET course
  • satisfy the Board that you have the required experience and / or training for the type of work to be carried out under the licence
  • have passed all examinations or have been exempted by the Board from the requirement of passing any examinations
  • satisfy the Board that you have been assessed as satisfactory in relation to safety issues
  • satisfy the Board that you are a fit and proper person to hold this licence
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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


As specified on the licence but not longer than five years.


Licence$88.00One year
Licence$174.00Two years

Administering agency

Department of Commerce

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Licensing Enquiries
Department of Commerce

Operating address:
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 6251 2000


08 6251 1902


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