Trade Licensing - What You Need to Know

Was the last tradesperson you hired licensed for the work they carried out?

Licensing of trade contractors was introduced to protect you from unskilled and unqualified tradespeople.

Hiring licensed tradespeople helps to ensure that your home improvement job or project goes smoothly.

Licensed tradespeople are likely to be:

  • Appropriately qualified
  • Experienced
  • Covered by the appropriate insurance

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Licensing Authorities by State/Territory

The following bodies issue trade licences in the various states and territories. Visit these sites for more detailed information on licensing where you live, and to check a licence.

New South Wales

NSW Architects Registration Board
NSW Fair Trading
Security Licensing & Enforcement Directorate (SLED)
Workcover Authority of NSW


 


Queensland

 

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)
Board of Architects of Queensland
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Plumbing Industry Council
Queensland Health


 


Western Australia

 

Architects Board of Western Australia
Building Commission
Department of Health
Electrical Licensing Board
Plumbers Licensing Board
WorkSafe - Department of Commerce


 


ACT

 

ACT Architects Board
ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA)

Victoria

Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV)
Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC)
Building Commission
Department of Health
EnergySafe Victoria
Plumbing Industry Commission
WorkSafe Victoria


 


South Australia

 

Architectural Practice Board of South Australia
Department of Health
Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
SafeWork SA


 


Tasmania

 

Board of Architects of Tasmania
Workplace Standards


 


Northern Territory

 

Department of Health
Electrical Workers and Contractors Licensing Board
Nothern Territory Architects Board
NT Building Practitioners Board
NT Plumbers & Drainers Licensing Board
NT Worksafe