Advanced Tradesman's Licence - Northern Territory


An Advanced Tradesman licence allows you to carry out plumbing/draining work in the NT, supervise Journeymen and apprentices and contract for work.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants may apply for a licence:
1. Under Mutual Recognition if they have a current interstate or NZ licence; or
2. By upgrading from NT Journeyman Registration (requires 10 advanced subjects and 2 years post-trade experience gained while holding a Journeyman Registration).


3 years.



credit card, cheque, cash.

Act(s) name

Mutual Recognition (Northern Territory) Act 1992 NT

Plumbers & Drainers Licensing Act 1983 NT

Additional information

1. Journeyman Registration, plus completion of 10 Cert IV competencies, plus two years post-trade work experience gained while holding a Journeyman registration; or
2. Current interstate licence, plus evidence of access to ASNZ3500.

  • Two character references and a photograph; and
  • Certificate of completion for ten competencies

Administering agency

Plumbers & Drainers Licensing Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
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