Tradesperson's Certificate - New South Wales


You will require this certificate if you intend to work as a tradesperson carrying out repair work on motor vehicles. Repair work means work of a class or classes prescribed by the Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014. Repair includes examine, detect faults in, adjust, carry out maintenance on, overhaul, replace, alter and paint.

Classes of repair work for which a Tradesperson's Certificate may be issued are: automotive electrician, body maker, compressed natural gas mechanic, liquefied natural gas mechanic, liquefied petroleum gas mechanic, motorcycle mechanic, motor mechanic, panelbeater, transmission specialist, underbody work, and vehicle painter.

A Tradesperson's Certificate is not required to carry out repair work in the class of repair work of trailer and caravan mechanic. The repair work must however be carried out at a place for which a motor vehicle repairer licence is granted.

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 certificate you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold a tradesperson's certificate
  • have the required qualifications
  • not be an apprentice or trainee.

The required qualifications for a class of repair work are the qualifications prescribed by the regulations for that class of repair work.

Tradesperson's certificates are only issued to individuals.



One, three or five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $32.00

One year ($27 if lodged online)

Apply Application All $73.00

Three years ($66 if lodged online)

Apply Application All $122.00

Five years ($110 if lodged online)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Motor Dealers and Repairers Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Application process


Applications can be lodged in person at any NSW Fair Trading Centre, Service NSW Service Centre or posted to the address on the application form.

Approval time

Please allow 28 days for your application to be processed.

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:

Licensing Officer, Business Licensing

NSW Fair Trading

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5138
Parramatta, New South Wales 2124
Phone: 13 32 20
Website: NSW Fair Trading (Opens in new window)