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

Description

You will need 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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • be considered a fit and proper person for the purposes of the licence
  • not be disqualified from holding an authority under the relevant legislation
  • have the necessary qualifications and practical experience as specified by the Authority
  • not be a debtor to NSW Fair Trading or Administration Corporation
  • not be subject to an unsatisfied Tribunal order
  • not hold any authority which is currently suspended or have had an unreasonable number of complaints, penalties or cautions against you
  • have not performed work subject to an unreasonable number of insurance claims
  • not be bankrupt or a director or person concerned in the management of a company that is the subject of a winding up order or for which a controller or administrator has been appointed
  • not, within the period of 3 years before the date of the application, have been bankrupt or a director or person concerned in the management of a company when the company was the subject of a winding up order or when a controller or administrator was appointed
  • have not been a director, partner or person concerned in the management of a company or partnership that was disqualified from holding an authority within 3 years before the date of the application, unless the Director-General is satisfied that the applicant took all reasonable steps to prevent the conduct that led to the disqualification
  • provide details of required insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund.

Duration

One, three or five years

Expiry

Anniversary of the date of issue

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Grant of licence - corporation:

  • 1 year - $602.00
  • 3 year - $1273.00
  • 5 year - $2230.00.

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All -

Grant of licence - partnership:

  • 1 year - $525.00
  • 3 year - $1088.00
  • 5 year - $1847.00.

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All -

Restoration of licence - corporation:

  • 1 year - $558.00
  • 3 year - $1250.00
  • 5 year - $2207.00.

Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All -

Restoration of licence - partnership:

  • 1 year - $483.00
  • 3 year - $1065.00
  • 5 year - $1824.00.

Fees for 2024-25

General Duplicate Certificate All $57.00

Replacement licence. Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal of licence - corporation:

  • 1 year - $491.00
  • 3 year - $1183.00
  • 5 year - $2119.00.

Fees for 2024-25

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal of licence - partnership:

  • 1 year - $414.00
  • 3 year - $1002.00
  • 5 year - $1736.00.

Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $836.00

Add a building category to licence - partnership. Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $195.00

Add a trade or specialist category to licence. Fees for 2024-25

Vary Variation All $913.00

Add a building category to licence - corporation. Fees for 2024-25

Other resources

Act(s) name

Home Building Act 1989 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Home Building Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Application process

Renew

A renewal notice is sent by the Agency six 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.