Building Contractor Registration - Western Australia


You will require this registration if you operate a business as a builder and intend to contract with customers to provide building work. Building work is work that requires a building permit, is valued over $20 000 and is within designated areas of the state.

You may apply as a company, partnership, or individual. Please consult the Contact Officer 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 to obtain this registration you must:

  • have arrangements in place to ensure that building services to be carried out will be managed and supervised in a proficient manner
  • ensure that all operators named are fit and proper persons to apply
  • have sufficient resources to meet your financial obligations
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any required fees.

If you are registering as a company or a partnership, you must nominate an individual as a supervisor who holds a building practitioner registration. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $213.70

Contractor (Individual)

Apply Application All $350.45

Contractor (Partnership) or Contractor (Company)

Apply Licence All $1378.25

Contractor (Partnership) - 3 years.

Apply Licence All $410.25

Contractor (Individual) - 3 years

Apply Licence All $3136.75

Contractor (Company) - 3 years.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 WA

Regulation(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 WA

Application process


The registration and applications fees must be paid at the time of lodging an application with the Board. If your application is unsuccessful the registration fee will automatically be refunded and posted to the address specified on the application form. The Board will write to you regarding the outcome of your application.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building Commission

Contact details

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


Building Commission

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 489 099
Fax: 08 6251 1501
Website: Building Commission (Opens in new window)