Gas appliance worker licence

In the ACT, gas appliance workers must be licensed under the Construction Occupations (Licensing) Act 2004 and meet all the eligibility requirements.

Licence classes

Each licence class has different scopes of work and may be subject to conditions. You need to know your class before applying.

Unrestricted type A

Restricted type A

Unrestricted type B

Restricted type B (level 2)

Restricted type B (level 1)


You need certain qualifications to apply for a gas appliance worker licence. These are explained in the Construction Occupations (Licensing) (Qualifications) Declaration 2019 and Gas Safety Act 2000.

Where multiple methods are listed for a particular licence class, you are only required to meet one of the methods listed.

Interstate licence holders

You may be able to apply for an ACT licence if you’re already licensed in another state or territory. Find out more about mutual recognition.

Start your application

To start your gas appliance worker licence application, collect your evidence and review the fees. Then complete and lodge:

Note, you can start an online application and save it to return to later. Your application won’t be submitted until the documents are lodged and fee paid.


The assessment of your application will take at least four weeks.

If your application is incomplete, or we need more information or verification, the assessment will take more time. Requests for more information will be sent to you via email.

Assessments of applications will not be fast tracked in any circumstances.

Your responsibilities

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

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