Construction licences

Additional requirements for new and renewing applicants

From 1 July 2019, applicants for a new licence or renewal will need to complete new forms, including additional declarations in relation to financial and criminal history. For applicants for builder and building surveyor licences, new forms include an authorisation for the Registrar to obtain a criminal history check. For new corporation and partnership licences, each director and partner will need to make their own declarations, rather than a single person making declarations on behalf of others. Read more...

A licence may be required to provide a construction service in the ACT.

Licensing is an important component of mandating a minimum standard of competence in the building and construction industry.

Get a licence

To get a licence to undertake a construction service, like building, electrical and plumbing in the ACT, you have to meet certain criteria, particularly related to your qualifications and experience.

You may also need to do an examination to apply for and renew your licence.

Types of licence

Licences are required in the ACT for:

Most people working on a construction site will also require a construction induction card.

Find out how to apply for a licence.

Your responsibilities

If granted a licence, you are responsible for the administration and requirements of that licence. This includes:

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