Builders and tradespeople in NSW need to be licensed to do building work where the total cost of labour and materials is more than $5,000.
Individuals may have their contractor licence endorsed with a Q and this indicates that the licence is also equivalent to a Qualified Supervisor Certificate.
Certain trades require a specialist contractor licence:
- air conditioning and refrigeration
- disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment
- plumbing, draining and gasfitting
A list of trades and the licence type required can be found on the Fair Trading website.
Licence applications must be lodged at a service centre, and you can book an appointment online.Book an appointment