Demolition Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to carry out demolition work. This allows you to carry out all demolition work including to demolish any building, structure or installation that either:

  • is over 15 meters in height
  • is a chemical installation
  • involves a tower crane on site
  • involves a mobile crane with a rated capacity of more than 100 tonnes
  • has structural components that are pre-tensioned or post-tensioned
  • involves floor propping
  • involves explosives.

Please be aware that you are required to give notice to the Agency at least 5 days before the work commences.

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 you must:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the licence
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of safe working methods of demolition work
  • demonstrate the necessary experience requirements.

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


Licences remain in force for two years unless suspended or cancelled.


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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 New South Wales

Lodgement process


You must:

  • provide a certificate of currency for workers compensation insurance if you have employees and are not an exempt employer
  • provide a certificate of currency for public liability insurance that lists the business activity as 'demolition'
  • nominate a supervisor involved in the management of the business. The management supervisor must have completed the approved training and have demonstrated experience (generally three years) in demolition related work.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

SafeWork NSW

Contact details

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Licensing Enquiries

SafeWork NSW

Department of Customer Service

Operating address: 92 - 100 Donnison Street
Gosford, New South Wales 2250
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2906
Lisarow, New South Wales 2250
Phone: 13 10 50
Website: SafeWork NSW (Opens in new window)