Professional Engineers Registration - Victoria


You will need this registration if you intend to provide professional engineering services.

From 1 July 2021, registration will be mandatory for professional engineers who intend to practise in the building industry. You will not be required to be registered if you work under the direct supervision of a registered practising professional engineer or only in accordance with a prescriptive standard.

The five areas of engineering that will require registration in the future and the dates registration becomes mandatory are:

  • fire safety engineering: 1 December 2021
  • civil engineering: 1 October 2022
  • structural engineering: 1 October 2022
  • electrical engineering: 1 June 2023
  • mechanical engineering: 1 December 2023.

Service type


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


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $499.10

Initial registration (for 3 years) - practising professional engineer. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $169.40

Initial registration (for 3 years) - non-practising professional engineer.    Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $221.70

Initial endorsement (for 3 years). Fees for 2021-22


Approval time

To ensure that your registration is completed by the date when registration will become mandatory for your area of engineering, you should lodge your application fat least three months before that date.


If you are already registered with the Victorian Building Authority as a building practitioner in the category of engineer, your registration will automatically be transferred.

Administering agency

Business Licensing Authority

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:


Business Licensing Authority

Operating address: 113 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 322B
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 135 452
Phone: 03 8684 0741
Fax: 03 8684 0600
Contact us website: Business Licensing Authority Enquiry (Opens in new window)
Website: Business Licensing Authority (Opens in new window)