Building Certifier (Residential) Registration - Northern Territory


This registration enables the holder to issue building permits and occupancy permits for class 1 and 10 buildings or structures, in accordance with the requirements of the NT Building Act, Building Regulations and provisions of the Building Code of Australia.

A Building Certifier (Residential) is required to hold professional indemnity insurance to a value of $500,000 and be a type that is acceptable to the Building Practitioner Board.

If a corporation or firm is a registered building certifier, then they must have a nominated individual who is also registered in the same category.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A person holding a degree, diploma, or other educational qualification required for accreditation as a building surveyor by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors; and who has had at least 3 years practical experience in building surveying for Class 1 and 10 buildings.


2 years.


Application fee: $264
Registration fee: $793
Total: $1,057

Act(s) name

Building Act 1993 NT

Additional information

All renewals are subject to Continual Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Please contact the agency direct for further information.

Administering agency

Building Practitioners 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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