Electrician Licence - Australian Capital Territory


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

  • unrestricted electrician licence
  • restricted electrician licence.

If you lack the necessary qualifications for an electrician's licence, a permit may be issued so that you may conduct the work under supervision. You will also need an electrotechnology systems permit, or restricted systems permit in regard to any incidental electrical work undertaken in relation to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas, refrigeration and air-conditioning works or installations.

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

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.

In addition to the general requirements, you must comply with the individual conditions and requirement for your class of licence.

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


Up to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.


Task Business Structure Resources
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Act(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Construction Occupations (Licensing) Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

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

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

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