Building Surveying Practitioner Registration - Western Australia


You will need this registration if you intend to:

  • be the nominated supervisor for a building surveying contractor
  • use a prescribed title, such as registered building surveying practitioner
  • be employed by or subcontract to a registered building surveying contractor.

Building surveyors undertake the examination of existing and planned buildings and incidental structures to assess their:

  • safety
  • accessibility
  • energy efficiency.

There are two levels / sets of registration. Level / set 1 allows you to contract to undertake all building surveying services. Level / set 2 is limited to certifying compliance of either:

  • Class 1 or Class 10 buildings or incidental structures
  • Class 2 to 9 buildings with a maximum floor area of 2000 square metres and not more than three storeys high.

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 registration you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have the qualifications and experience needed for your registration level or set
  • hold a current National Police Certificate.

There are two levels of practitioner registration and two sets of technician registration. Each level or set has their own specific requirements, please see the application forms for more information.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
Comply Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Building and Energy Fee Schedule - Building Services and Plumbing (Opens in new window)
Comply Sole Trader Building Surveyor Practitioner Registration (Opens in new window) Important
Comply Sole Trader Mutual Recognition (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, 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.