Building Surveyor Contractor Registration - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to contract directly with clients to undertake building surveying services. Building surveying work includes:

  • examining plans and specifications for a building or incidental structure to assess safety, accessibility and energy efficiency
  • examining a building or incidental structure to assess whether it is built in accordance with the plans and specifications
  • examining an existing building or incidental structure to assess safety, accessibility and energy efficiency.

You may apply for registration as an individual, company or partnership. You may register for Level 1 or Level 2. Level 1 allows you to contract to undertake all building surveying services. Level 2 is limited to certifying compliance of buildings with a maximum floor area of 500 square metres and not more than two storeys.

Please note that if you are currently an accredited building surveyor and intend to work exclusively for a local government or do not intend to offer building surveying services to the public, you do not require this registration. 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 to obtain this registration you must:

  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fee.

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




Contractor (Individual): Three years registration.


Contractor (Partnership): Three years registration.


Contractor (Company): Three years registration.



Please submit your application form, together with the required fees, to the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
Building Commission

Act(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Commerce
Building Commission

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


1300 489 099


08 6251 1501


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