Contractor Licence - Building - Individual - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you operate as an individual 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 pre-fabricated 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

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 at least 18 years of age
  • be considered a fit and proper person for the purposes of the licence
  • not be of mental incapacitation
  • 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
  • not be a current apprentice or trainee
  • pay any required fees.

For information on qualifications please refer to the attached Licence Class and Qualifications page.

Duration

1 - 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader $671.00

1 year

General Miscellaneous Sole Trader -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Renew Renewal Sole Trader $450.00 1 year
Renew Renewal Sole Trader $1080.00 3 years

Act(s) name

Home Building Act 1989 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Home Building Regulation 2014 NSW

Application process

Renew

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

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within 28 days.

Administering agency

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

NSW Fair Trading

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Home Building Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

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