Building Practitioner Registration - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to do building work as a nominated supervisor for a building contractor and the value of the work will exceed $20,000. This registration also authorises you to use the title of registered building practitioner for the building class for which you are registered. You do not require this registration if you are an employee of a building contractor.

This registration does not permit you to contract with consumers directly for building work. If you intend to contract with a consumer directly you will be required to apply for registration as a Building Services Contractor.

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:

  • have the qualifications and experience prescribed by the regulations for the class of building practitioner for which you have applied
  • be a fit and proper person to be registered
  • have the required qualifications and experience
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

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


As specified.



18 months: $292.55; 3 years: $585.05.



The registration and applications fees must be paid at the time of lodging an application for a building practitioner registration with the Board. If your application is unsuccessful the registration fee will automatically be refunded and posted to the address specified on the application form. The Board will write to you regarding the outcome of your application.



Your application cannot be processed unless all of the relevant information and supporting documentation is provided. At the time of lodgement, your application should be complete, signed and witnessed.

Approval time

Approval times vary but may take up to several months.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
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 Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
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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