Demolition Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will need a demolition licence if you intend to demolish (or partially demolish) any building, structure or installation. There are two types of licence:

  • Demolition licence (DE1)
  • Restricted demolition licence (DE2).

A demolition licence (DE1) is required to demolish (or partially demolish) any building, structure or installation that:

  • 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.

A restricted demolition licence (DE2) is required to demolish (or partially demolish) any building, structure or installation that:

  • is between four metres and 15 metres in height involving mechanical demolition such as using excavators, bulldozers or cranes
  • is between 10 metres and 15 metres in height and affects its structural integrity
  • involves the use of load shifting machinery on suspended floors.

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

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 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.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2451.00

Demolition DE1 or DE2. Fees for 2022-23

General Duplicate Certificate All $37.00 Licence replacement. Fees for 2022-23
Renew Renewal All $2451.00 Demolition DE1 or DE2. Fees for 2022-23

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

Apply

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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