Electrical contractor licence - Queensland


You will need this licence to undertake electrical work or operate a business which undertakes electrical work.

This licence is required whether you are operating alone or with others, and if the electrical work is being undertaken for profit or gain.

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:

  • have at least 1 qualified technical person and at least 1 qualified business person (the technical / business person can be the same person)
  • satisfy the financial and insurance requirements
  • ensure that the electrical work will be performed or supervised by a qualified technical person under the person's electrical work licence.

You must also have public liability insurance of at least $5 million and consumer protection insurance of at least $50,000.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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View a full list of electrical and work health and safety fees here.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Office of Industrial Relations

Electrical Safety Office

Contact details

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