Construction Induction Card (White Card) - New South Wales


You may require a construction induction card (or white card) if you intend to carry out construction work. Construction work includes any work carried out in connection with the construction, alteration, renovation, maintenance, or demolition of a structure. The types of jobs that need a card include:

  • site managers
  • supervisors
  • surveyors
  • labourers
  • tradespeople
  • people who access operational construction zones
  • workers whose employment causes them to routinely enter operational construction zones.

Construction workers can also work in New South Wales using valid construction induction cards issued by other states and territories.

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 for this card you must:

  • be at least 14 years of age
  • successfully complete general construction induction training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • provide your trainer with 100 points of identification.

You will be given a statement from your RTO to use as proof that you have completed the training that can be used until you receive your card. This statement is valid for 60 days.

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


The card is cancelled if you have not done any construction work for 2 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Approval time

Cards are usually issued within 30 days. However, if a decision has not been made within 60 days, then it is taken that you hold the card until a decision is made.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

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:

Licensing Enquiries

SafeWork NSW

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250
Phone: 13 10 50
Website: SafeWork NSW (Opens in new window)