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Reform of the residential home building laws


The New South Wales Government is reviewing the residential home building laws. Visit the Review of the home building legislation page to read more and to download the position paper which outlines the 50 proposed changes to the current laws.

This section provides information for building industry licensees about the key responsibilities of operating as a builder or tradesperson in the NSW residential building industry. The following pages provide information on:

For information about running a building or trade business, including business names, marketing and selling, go to the Businesses section of the Fair Trading website.

New rules for home building employers

Did you know that there have been changes to workers' allowances in the home building industry? NSW Industrial Relations can help you get up to speed with the changes.

For more information refer to the Home building industry page of the NSW Industrial Relations website www.industrialrelations.nsw.gov.au

NSW Building Professionals Board

The NSW Building Professionals Board works to improve the quality of building construction and subdivision in NSW by regulating and educating building and subdivision certifiers.

The Board has produced a number of factsheets to help builders understand their responsibilities in relation to the certification process.

For more information, visit the Building Professionals Board website at www.bpb.nsw.gov.au, call them on 9860 1800, or email at bpb@bpb.nsw.gov.au.

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