Building Services Provider Licences - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to become a building services provider. A building services provider is someone who performs building or demolition work, design work or assessment and certification work. The licence types are as follows:

  • builder licence
  • architect licence
  • engineer licence
  • building designer licence
  • building services designer licence
  • building surveyor licence
  • permit authority licence
  • body corporate licence
  • partnership licence.

Each of these types of licence has unique sub-types of licence which outline their unique requirements and define what type of activities you can be licensed to undertake.

Please see the Agency website for more information.

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 the appropriate qualifications, experience and competencies
  • meet the requirements for capacity and fitness, including a sound and stable financial background
  • hold the appropriate insurance policy
  • undertake continuing professional development.

If you are applying for a body corporate or partnership licence you will need to nominate a person to hold the licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



One year or three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Please see the section 'Building licence fees' on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Occupational Licensing Act 2005 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Occupational Licensing (Building Services Work) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Application process


You are required to provide the following information with your application:

  • a copy of your qualifications
  • a statement of experience
  • your curriculum vitae
  • two detailed references
  • your insurance details.

Lodgement process


Applications must be lodged at a Service Tasmania shop.

Administering agency

Department of Justice

Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

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:


Consumer, Building and Occupational Services

Department of Justice

Mailing address: PO BOX 56
Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
Phone: 1300 654 499
Website: Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (Opens in new window)