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 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
  • have not performed work subject to an unreasonable number of insurance claims
  • provide details of required insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund
  • not be a current apprentice or trainee
  • pay any required fees.

Please contact the Contact Officer for more information on eligibility. For information on qualifications please refer to the attached Licence Class and Qualifications page.

Duration

1 or 3 years.

Expiry

Anniversary of the date of issue.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 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 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)