You should always check your tradesperson is licensed before you hire.
In NSW licensing protects you in the following ways:
A tradesperson must be licenced for:
The licence check will show you lots of background information about your choice of tradie, both current and historical.
Where an aspect of the licence is marked with a green tick, this means it is current and a start date will advise you when it was added to the licence record.
Where an aspect of the licence is marked with a grey cross, this means that it is no longer current. You will see a start date and an end date next to any condition that has this grey cross.
Watch our YouTube video - Licensed and Loving it. This is a vox pop with NSW tradespeople talking about the value of their licence and the importance of consumers doing a licence check here at our website.
To find out about the different types of home building licences in NSW, visit our Licence classes and qualifications page.
The Owner Builder Permit check will show you if a property had an owner builder permit issued for residential building work in the last 10 years.
Don’t forget to read about your rights and responsibilities when you do home building and renovation work, including advice on selecting a tradesperson or builder, contracts, home building compensation fund and resolving home building disputes.