Home building fees

The fees for building work categories are different to the fees for trade and specialist work categories.

Building work is:

  • erection of pre-fabricated metal-framed home additions and structures
  • general building work
  • kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovation
  • structural landscaping
  • swimming pool building

The fees for trade work and specialist work are the same.

Note: The processing fee shown in the tables below is not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn. We prefer to provide refunds by electronic funds transfer (EFT).

If your licence is cancelled, we will not refund any of the fees paid.

For more information on the application fees, refer to the Home Building Regulation 2014.

Applying for a new licence, certificate or permit

Individual licences

 

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 6851282 296
Trade or specialist contractor licence 312623 151
Building supervisor certificate Not available249 88
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate Not available226 88
Tradesperson certificate Not available148 92
Owner-builder permit 180 69

Corporation or partnership licences

Corporation

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 13662187 753
Trade or specialist contractor licence 4971050 161

Partnership

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 11391746 690
Trade or specialist contractor licence 434898 161

Adding a building, trade or specialist work category to your licence or certificate

Note: The processing fee shown in the tables below is not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.

Individual licences

Adding a building category

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 296 296
Trade or specialist contractor licence 296 296
Building supervisor certificate  88 88
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate 88 88

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 151 151
Trade or specialist contractor licence 151 151
Building supervisor certificate  88 88
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate 88 88
Tradesperson certificate  88 88

Corporation or partnership licences

Adding a building category

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 296 296
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 753 753
Partnership building contractor licence 296 296
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 690 690

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 161 161
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 161 161
Partnership building contractor licence 161 161
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 161 161

Renewing or restoring a licence or certificate

Individual licences

A discount of 10% or $5 (whichever is more) applies to the processing fee when you renew or restore your licence online. Visit the Service NSW website to renew online.

Renewals

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 4591102 51
Trade or specialist contractor licence 232554 51
Building supervisor certificate  Not available51 51
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate Not available51 51
Tradesperson certificate  Not available51 51

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 5121156 51
Trade or specialist contractor licence 285609 51
Building supervisor certificate  Not available51 51
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate Not available51 51
Tradesperson certificate  Not available51 51

Corporation or partnership licences

A discount of 10% or $5 (whichever is more) applies to the processing fee when you renew or restore your licence online. Visit the Service NSW website to renew online.

Renewals

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 6821641 69
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 405975 69
Partnership building contractor licence  5181248 69
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 342826 69

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 7371694 142
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 4601031 142
Partnership building contractor licence   5741303 142
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 398879 142

Replacement contractor licence, certificate or owner-builder permit

 

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Replacement contractor licence, certificate or owner-builder permit 47 47

Issue of a certificate under section 131 of the Home Building Act

 

Fee ($)

Issue of a certificate under section 131 of the Home Building Act 23

This certificate is admissible in legal proceedings. It may specify the information provided for in section 131 of the Act for example whether the person was a holder of a licence on a certain date.

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