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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:

State Current Licence Equivalent NSW Licence
ACT Builders Licence Class A Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work
ACT Builders Licence Class B Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to H*=3
ACT Builders Licence Class C Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to H*=3
VIC Domestic Builder – Unlimited Endorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
WA Registered Builder Endorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
SA Building 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 storey Endorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work Restricted to H=3 AND Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SA Building Work Supervisors Registration – Any Building Work Qualified Supervisor Certificate –General Building Work
SA Building Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work not exceeding three storey, Commercial/ Industrial not exceeding two storey Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SA Building 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 Storey Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to H=3 AND Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SA Building Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work not exceeding One Storey Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to H=3
SA Building Work Contractors Licence – Residential Building Work AND Building Work Supervisors Registration – Residential Building Work Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work AND Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work
QLD Builder –Open Licence – Contractor Grade Endorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
QLD Builder – Low Rise Licence – Contractor Grade Endorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 2, 10 BCA 2, H=3
QLD Builder – Open Licence – Nominee Supervisor Grade Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work
QLD Builder – Open Licence –Site Supervisor Grade Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work
QLD Builder – Medium Rise Licence – Contractor Grade Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10 BCA 2, H=3
QLD Builder – Medium Rise Licence – Nominee Supervisor Grade Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10 BCA 2, H=3
QLD Builder – Medium Rise Licence – Site Supervisor Grade Qualified Supervisor Certificate – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a,10 BCA 2, H=3
QLD Builder – Low Rise Licence – Nominee Supervisor Grade Qualified Supervisor – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 2, 10, H=3
NT Building Contractor Residential – Restricted Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work Restricted to BCA 1a, 10a BCA 2, H=3
NT Building Contractor Residential – Unrestricted Endorsed Contractor Licence – General Building Work
TAS Builder – Open Endorsed Contractor Licence -General Building Work
TAS Builder – Medium rise Endorsed 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
BCA Specified 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 Name Mailing Address Contact Details
Office of Fair Trading PO Box 972 Parramatta NSW 2124 Tel: 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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