Building Practitioner Registration - Western Australia


You will require this registration if you intend to do building work as a nominated supervisor for a building contractor and the value of the work will exceed $20,000. This registration also authorises you to use the title of registered building practitioner for the building class for which you are registered. You do not require this registration if you are an employee of a building contractor.

This registration does not permit you to contract with consumers directly for building work. If you intend to contract with a consumer directly you will be required to apply for registration as a Building Services Contractor.

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 the qualifications and experience prescribed by the regulations for the class of building practitioner for which you have applied
  • be a fit and proper person to be registered
  • have the required qualifications and experience
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the required fees.

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 $224.00 -
Apply Licence All $645.00

Registration fee for 3 years.


Act(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 Western Australia

Application process


The registration and applications fees must be paid at the time of lodging an application for a building practitioner registration 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.

Lodgement process


Your application cannot be processed unless all of the relevant information and supporting documentation is provided. At the time of lodgement, your application should be complete, signed and witnessed.

Approval time

Approval times vary but may take up to several months.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

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:

Building General Enquiries

Building and Energy

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 489 099
Fax: 08 6251 1501
Website: Building and Energy (Opens in new window)