Electrical contractor licence - Queensland


You will require this licence if you intend 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

You must:

  • have at least one qualified technical person and at least one 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 for at least $5 million.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $409.80

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $409.80

Reinstatement. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $325.20

Administration component of fee paid for an application under item 5, 6 or 7 refundable under section 63. Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $409.80

Fees for 2021-22


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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licence Processing Services

Electrical Safety Office

Office of Industrial Relations

Mailing address: PO BOX 820
Lutwyche, Queensland 4030
Phone: 1300 632 993
Email: LPS@oir.qld.gov.au
Website: Electrical Safety Office (Opens in new window)