The Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 requires that an individual, partnership or company that carries out, or contracts to carry out, 'builder-work' valued over $20,000 (within the area of jurisdiction) must be a registered building service 'contractor' and named as a builder on the building licence or permit.
Individuals that are registered building 'practitioners' can not contract with others to provide building services, but may wish to be the nominated supervisor of a registered 'building service contractor'.
Conditions on a builder's registration may relate to the Building Code of Australia Building Classifications.
The register currently contains both active and inactive builders. Those who are inactive appear in the register with the address column blank. Builders that became inactive before 29 August 2011 do not appear in this register. If you are unable to find the details you are looking for, please call 1300 489 099 and ask for the Licensing Branch. The Licensing Branch may be able to find previously publicly available information that is no longer published.
Registered practitioners and contractors may have the same registration number. When you are searching the register please ensure you check the name, registration number and licence type to ensure this is the correct builder.
Register of Builders
The licence search is currently unavailable. A PDF (approximately 3 MB) of the register provided below is updated daily.
Download the Register of Builders