Electrician Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to perform electrical work on any type of premises. There are two main categories of electrician licences:

  • unrestricted electrician licence
  • restricted electrician licence.

If you lack the necessary qualifications for a licence, an Electrotechnology Systems Permit may be issued to authorise wiring work under direct supervision of a fully licensed electrician.

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 an electricians licence you must:

  • hold and provide evidence for an applicable insurance policy
  • have sufficient financial resources
  • have the applicable qualifications for your class of licence.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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