Fair Trading administers the licensing of operators across a range of commercial activities and industries vital to the NSW marketplace, including business and retail, home building, motor trade, real estate, retirement villages and residential parks, product safety and cooperatives.
Licensing systems provide protection for consumers by helping to ensure unqualified or inappropriate people do not operate in NSW.
Home building licensing
Here you will find statistical updates for home building licensing. Changes in the number of current home building licences and new licence applications can indicate variation in consumer demand for home building and renovating.
New licence applications
The document below illustrates how many traders have been entering or returning to the NSW home building industry over recent years.
The number of companies, partnerships and individuals currently licensed to operate within the NSW home building industry is detailed in the document below.
View or download Home building licensed entities as at 31 December 2016 (PDF, 206.09 KB).
Currently in NSW, there are more licence classes held than licensed entities, which indicates that many people hold licences in multiple classes.
NSW owner-builder permit data over the last few years shows a small but definite decline in activity, which now seems to be stabilising.