Introduction

If you're using a building contractor or tradesperson for services such as residential building, wiring, plumbing, draining, gas fitting, air conditioning or refrigeration work (except plug in appliances), you should check that they have a valid contractor licence.

You can check for a licence online. If you can't find it, contact NSW Fair Trading to confirm that the person does hold a contractor licence. By law, all contractors must show their licence number on all advertising, stationery and signage.

What you'll need

You can check using any, or a combination, of these details:

  • licensee name
  • licence number
  • trade
  • suburb.

How to check

  1. Select the 'Check online' button.
  2. Enter the information you have into the search bar.
  3. Select the search icon.
You'll be taken to another website.