Contractor Licence - Electrical - Individual - New South Wales


You will need this licence to contract, subcontract 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • 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.


One, three or five years


Anniversary of date of issue


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Grant of licence:

  • 1 year - $340.00
  • 3 year - $677.00
  • 5 year - $1042.00.
Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All -

Restoration of licence:

  • 1 year - $310.00
  • 3 year - $662.00
  • 5 year - $1171.00.
Fees for 2022-23
General Duplicate Certificate All $51.00

Replacement Licence. Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All -

Renewal of licence:

  • 1 year - $252.00
  • 3 year - $603.00
  • 5 year - $1039.00.
Fees for 2022-23
Vary Variation All $164.00

Add a trade or specialist category to licence. Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All $322.00

Add a building category to licence. Fees for 2022-23

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.

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.

Supporting information