If you’re a licensed tradesperson or registered professional who holds qualifications from another state, you may be able to work in NSW under the Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) scheme.
AMR allows a range of tradespeople and registered professionals to work in NSW without getting a local licence, or paying any licence fees.
If your occupation is included in the AMR scheme, you may need to notify the regulator of your intention to work in NSW, or you may be able to start working right away.
To be eligible to work under AMR, you must:
- hold a current individual licence or registration in your home state for the work you intend to do in NSW
- be a resident of Vic, ACT, NT, SA, WA or Tas.
Refer to the list of occupations to see if you need to notify the regulator.
What you need
- a MyServiceNSW Account
- you can create one when you start
- you may need details from 2 identity documents (such as Australian driver licence, Medicare card, passport)
- the following documents (as PDF, DOCX, DOC, JPEG, JPG or PNG files; maximum 2MB file size):
- the front and back of your interstate trade licence
- a document confirming your address on your trade licence (such as driver licence, utility bill, financial statement).
How to notify
Check the eligibility requirements.
Select the ‘Notify online’ button.
Note: You can save and resume your notification, but if you have not submitted it within 60 days, any details you've entered will be deleted.
- Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
Follow the prompts to notify the licence regulator.
Help with notifying
A short video to help you notify to work in NSW under AMR.
To notify to work in NSW under the Automatic Mutual Recognition scheme with the Department of Customer Service (DCS), you'll need to create or log in with a MyServiceNSW Account.
By logging in you consent to sharing your name and email address in your MyServiceNSW Account with DCS.
The Automatic Mutual Recognition – privacy collection notice explains how your personal information will be handled once it is shared by Service NSW.
- There is no fee to submit an AMR notification.
- The regulator will contact you if further details are required.
- You will not be issued with a NSW licence.
- Depending on your occupation, you may need to meet additional requirements before working in NSW. You may need to:
- meet public protection requirements (PPR)
- satisfy and maintain a vulnerable person character test.
- There are some circumstances that may prevent you from taking part in the scheme. For more information, visit Automatic Mutual Recognition.