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


You will require this licence if you are a company or partnership that wants to contract, sub-contract and / or advertise to carry out any electrical wiring work (including domestic, commercial or industrial). Electrical wiring work means the actual physical work of installing, repairing, altering, removing or adding to an electrical installation or the supervising of that work.

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

To be eligible for this licence, the 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
  • have the necessary qualifications and practical experience as specified by the Authority
  • not be a debtor to NSW Fair Trading or Administration Corporation
  • 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
  • provide details of required insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund
  • pay any required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


1, 3 or 5 years.


Anniversary of date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Partnership, Company

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 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)

Supporting information