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Builder and tradespeople forms 

Follow the links below to download application forms for building licences. Some of these links will take you to the ABLIS website (ablis.business.gov.au) - they will open in a new browser window.

For more information about the scope of work covered by all residential building licence classes, go to the Licence classes and qualifications page.

Individual applicants - Building work category

You should use the Applicant’s Checklist for Individual Applicants for General Building Work (PDF size: 2.5mb) if you are an individual applying for a licence or qualified supervisor certificate in the category of General Building Work.

Note: the application form and other related forms are accessible through relevant hyperlinks in the Applicant's Checklist.

Individual applicants - other building and trade work categories

You should use the Applicant’s Checklist for Individual Applicants for Other Building and Trade Work Categories (PDF size: 2.48mb) if you are an individual applying for any of the following categories:

  • Erection of pre-fabricated metal-framed home additions and structures
  • Kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation
  • Structural landscaping
  • Swimming pool building
  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Decorating
  • Dry plastering
  • Excavating
  • Fencing
  • General concreting
  • Glazing
  • Joinery
  • Metal fabrication
  • Minor maintenance and cleaning
  • Minor tradework
  • Painting
  • Roof plumbing          
  • Roof slating
  • Roof tiling
  • Stonemasonry
  • Swimming pool repairs and servicing
  • Underpinning or piering,
  • Wet plastering
  • Wall and floor tiling
  • Waterproofing

Note: The application form and other related forms are accessible through relevant hyperlinks in the Applicant's Checklist.

Individual applicants - Specialist work categories

You should use the Applicant’s Checklist for Individual Applicants for Specialist Work Categories (PDF size: 2.5mb) if you are an individual applying for any of the following categories:

  • Electrical wiring work
  • Air-conditioning work
  • Refrigeration work
  • Plumbing work
  • Draining work
  • Gasfitting work
  • Liquefied petroleum gasfitting work
  • Advanced liquefied petroleum gasfitting work
  • Water plumbing work
  • Water plumbing—fire protection systems
  • Water plumbing—fire sprinkler systems
  • Water plumbing—urban irrigation,
  • Disconnection and reconnection of fixed electrical equipment

Note: The application form and other related forms are accessible through relevant hyperlinks in the Applicant's Checklist.

Individual applicants - Mutual recognition

You should use the Applicant’s Checklist for Individual Applicants for Mutual Recognition (PDF size: 2.49mb) if you are an individual applying under the Mutual Recognition Act (New South Wales) Act 1992 or the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition (New South Wales) Act 1996 in any category of work.

Note: The application form and other related forms are accessible through relevant hyperlinks in the Applicant's Checklist.

Company and partnership applicants

You should use the Applicant’s Checklist for a Company or Partnership (PDF size: 2.47mb) if you are a company or partnership applying for a Home Building licence in any category of work.

Note: The application form and other related forms are accessible through relevant hyperlinks in the Applicant's Checklist.

Administrative forms

Additional Details Form 1 - change of name and aliases (PDF size: 83kb)
Additional Details Form 2 - compliance records (PDF size: 2.49mb)
Additional Details Form 3 - criminal record (PDF size: 90kb)
Additional Details Form 4 – bankruptcy (PDF size: 2.47mb)
Additional Details Form 5 - external administration (PDF size: 2.46mb)
Additional Details Form 6 - dual nomination (PDF size: 2.47mb)
Change of address and other contact details (PDF size: 183kb)
Duplicate licence or certificate (PDF size: 51kb)
Change of director (PDF size: 56kb)
Nominated qualified supervisor consent declaration (PDF size: 2.48mb)
Surrender of licence or certificate (PDF size: 41kb)
Certificate of Evidence (Section 131 certificate) (PDF size: 54kb)
CPD Request for Exemption (PDF size: 183kb)

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