Building and Construction Licensing / Regulatory Information

Need a builder’s licence or registration?

How to get a builder’s licence or registration

To work as a builder or tradesperson in Australia you must have a licence or be registered (depending on your state or territory). A licence or registration may require a combination of technical qualification, experience, skills and knowledge prior to application.

It’s important that you understand what requirements you need to meet before you commit to the process of getting a builders licence. Knowing what’s required of you will save you time and frustration in the long run.

To help you with this, we’ve compiled a list of licensing bodies and links to further information.

Please see below list of Building and Construction Licensing Bodies

State  Licensing Bodies *


ACT Access Canberra 132281
NSW Fair Trading 133220
VIC Victoria Building Authority
QLD Queensland Building and Construction Commission 139333
TAS Department of Justice : Licensing and Accreditation  1300 65 44 99
NT Building Practitioners Board 08 89364082
WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety