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Licence Recognition in NSW

26 May Licence Recognition in NSW

Want to transfer your licence from your state to NSW? You might be in luck. There is a fairly straightfoward process that is managed by the licence regulators providing mutual recognition of your licence across state borders.

 

The state regulator for a builders licence in NSW is the New South Wales Department of Fair Trading. If you already have a licence in a different state then you may be eligible for mutual recognition. Here is a table showing the interstate licence transfers accepted at NSW Fair Trading:

StateCurrent LicenceEquivalent NSW Licence
ACTBuilders Licence Class AEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work
ACTBuilders Licence Class BEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to H*=3
ACTBuilders Licence Class CEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to H*=3
VICDomestic Builder – UnlimitedEndorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
WARegistered BuilderEndorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
SABuilding Work Contractors Licence – Residential Building Work not exceeding three storey, Commercial/ Industrial not exceeding two storey AND Building Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work not exceeding three storey, Commercial/ Industrial not exceeding two storeyEndorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work Restricted to H=3 AND Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SABuilding Work Supervisors Registration – Any Building WorkQualified Supervisor Certificate –General Building Work
SABuilding Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work not exceeding three storey, Commercial/ Industrial not exceeding two storeyQualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SABuilding Work Contractors Licence – Residential Building Work not exceeding three storey Commercial Building Work not exceeding one Storey AND Building Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work not exceeding three storey Commercial Building Work not exceeding one StoreyEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to H=3 AND Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SABuilding Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work not exceeding One StoreyQualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SABuilding Work Contractors Licence – Residential Building Work AND Building Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building WorkEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work AND Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work
QLDBuilder –Open Licence – Contractor GradeEndorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
QLDBuilder – Low Rise Licence – Contractor GradeEndorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 2, 10 BCA 2, H=3
QLDBuilder – Open Licence – Nominee Supervisor GradeQualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work
QLDBuilder – Open Licence –Site Supervisor GradeQualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work
QLDBuilder – Medium Rise Licence – Contractor GradeEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10 BCA 2, H=3
QLDBuilder – Medium Rise Licence – Nominee Supervisor GradeQualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10 BCA 2, H=3
QLDBuilder – Medium Rise Licence – Site Supervisor GradeQualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a,10 BCA 2, H=3
QLDBuilder – Low Rise Licence – Nominee Supervisor GradeQualified Supervisor – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 2, 10, H=3
NTBuilding Contractor Residential – RestrictedEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10a BCA 2, H=3
NTBuilding Contractor Residential – UnrestrictedEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work
TASBuilder – OpenEndorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
TASBuilder – Medium riseEndorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10 BCA 2, H=3

 

*H=(specify height)Indicates building of precisely the indicated number of storeys or height
BCASpecified classes of the Building Code of Australia. BCA means the Classification of Buildings and Structures under Part A3 of the Building Code of Australia as amended published by the Australian Building Codes Board.

 

Did not find your builders licence class above? Then you probably hold a commercial building licence. Commercial builders are not licensed in NSW jurisdiction.

If you would like to upgrade your licence in NSW to an unrestricted builders licence or want to start a building company in NSW and want to know how you can apply to be the Qualified supervisor for that company, then you’re in the right place. Our Builders Recognition Program will provide you with the certification you need to apply for the unrestricted builders licence in NSW.

 

NSW State Regulator Details

Regulator NameMailing AddressContact Details
Office of Fair TradingPO Box 972 Parramatta NSW 2124Tel: 13 32 20 or (02) 9895 0111 Fax: (02) 9895 0222

 

Please note this information is correct as at 9th of February 2015. Run a mutual licence recognition search here.

1Comment
  • Bob Sun
    Posted at 12:38h, 14 October Reply

    how abou NZ?

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