Approval and Participation in a Scheme Limiting Occupational Liability - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you are an occupational association preparing a scheme for the purposes of limiting the occupational liability of members of your association. The scheme aims to help improve the standards of professionals that are a part of occupational associations.

An occupational association is a body corporate that:

  • represents the interests of people who are members of the same or related occupational groups, including a professional group and trade group
  • limits membership to members of that occupational group.

Occupational liability is a civil liability, payment of damages or potential lawsuit arising from anything done by a member of an occupational association in the performance of their occupation.

The scheme may indicate an intention to operate as a scheme in New South Wales only, or New South Wales and other jurisdictions.

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 this approval you must be an occupational association.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $5000.00

Fee for each jurisdiction the scheme will operate. Fee for 2022-23

Apply Licence All $50.00

Annual fee for each member of the association subject to the scheme and ordinarily a resident in New South Wales. Fee for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Professional Standards Act 1994 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Professional Standards Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Administering agency

Professional Standards Council

Contact details

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