Contractor Licence - Building - Company / Partnership - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you operate as a company or partnership that intends to contract, sub-contract and / or advertise to carry out residential building or trade work. This licence only applies to work where the reasonable market value of labour and materials for the total job is over $5,000.

Work covered by this licence includes:

  • erecting prefabricated metal-framed buildings
  • general building work and renovation
  • structural landscaping
  • swimming pool construction.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on this requirement and your obligations under the legislation.

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 licence, your company or partnership must:

  • employ a person that holds a Qualified Supervisor Certificate or an Endorsed Contractor Licence (Q)
  • be registered with ASIC.

All relevant persons to the application (director of company or member of partnership) 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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding 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 All

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 out by the Agency six weeks prior to the expiry date.

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)