Builder Licensing - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to carry out any commercial or residential building work within the Australian Capital Territory. This licence does not automatically include specialist building work, but separate endorsements may be applied for in certain circumstances.

It is recommended that you contact the Agency prior to undertaking any building work within the ACT. Please be aware that you are required to submit a building approval for all building projects and a notification of demolition work for all demolition work that you intend to undertake.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Regardless of which class of licence you intend to apply for, the application will ask for your:

  • name, contact details and address
  • insurance provider information
  • previous builder licence information.

In addition, you may be required to demonstrate:

  • certain financial requirements are met
  • satisfactory skill and knowledge in the occupation.

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


No longer than 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Builder Licensing Forms and Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Access Canberra

Land, Planning and Building

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Construction and Workplace Licensing

Land, Planning and Building

Access Canberra

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 8096
Website: Land, Planning, Building and Housing (Opens in new window)