Contractor Licence - Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration - Company / Partnership - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you operate as a company or partnership that intends to install, maintain or service air conditioning or refrigeration systems (other than their own) in the commercial or industrial sector. This licence allows you to carry out any associated electrical work such as:

  • testing of, and diagnosis of problems in, control and power circuits and electrical equipment and electric motors
  • disconnection and reconnection of electrical components designed to be permanently connected
  • the replacement of electrical components on the load side of the mains supply
  • the repair and adjustment (in accordance with normal trade practice) of electrical components,
  • the repair, replacement or making good of cable terminations or defective electrical wiring,
  • minor alterations to electrical wiring.

This does not include work on self-contained single phase plug-in domestic air conditioning systems, air conditioning systems in a motor vehicle and self-contained single phase plug-in domestic refrigeration systems.

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

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


One, three or five years


Anniversary of the date of issue


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Company, Partnership

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Home Building Act 1989 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Home Building Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Application process


A renewal notice is sent by the Agency 6 weeks prior to due date.

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

NSW Fair Trading

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:

Enquiries, Home Building Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

Mailing address: PO BOX 972
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)