Home building fees

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

Note: Fees may be subject to an annual CPI increase at the start of each financial year.

Important information before you go further
New applications
Adding a category
Renewing or restoring
Replacements
Section 131 Certificates

Important information before you go further

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Note: The processing fee shown in the tables below is not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.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

Grant a licence

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence

714

1337

2337

309

Trade or specialist contractor licence

326

649

999

158

Building qualified supervisor certificate

147

260

443

92

Trade or specialist work qualified supervisor certificate

140

235

406

92

Tradesperson certificate

115

154

266

96

Owner-builder permit

188

 

72

Corporation or partnership licences

Grant a licence Corporation

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

1426

2282

3985

Trade or specialist contractor licence

518

1095

1919

Grant a licence Partnership

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

1188

1822

3062

Trade or specialist contractor licence

452

937

1589

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

Note: The fees shown below are not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.

Individual licences

Adding a building category

Fee ($)

Building contractor licence

309

Trade or specialist contractor licence

309

Building qualified supervisor certificate 

92

Trade or specialist qualified work supervisor certificate

92

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Building contractor licence

158

Trade or specialist contractor licence

158

Building supervisor certificate 

92

Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate

92

Tradesperson certificate 

92

Corporation or partnership licences

Adding a building category

Fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence

309

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

786

Partnership building contractor licence

309

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

720

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence

168

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

168

Partnership building contractor licence

168

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

168

Renewing or restoring a licence or certificate

Individual licences

Visit Service NSW to renew online

Renewals

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

479

1150

2001

Trade or specialist contractor licence

241

578

995

Building qualified supervisor certificate 

27

53

92

Trade or specialist work qualified supervisor certificate

27

53

92

Tradesperson certificate 

27

53

92

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

534

1206

2150

Trade or specialist contractor licence

297

635

1120

Building supervisor certificate 

32

61

98

Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate

32

61

98

Tradesperson certificate 

32

61

98

Corporation or partnership licences

Visit the Service NSW website to renew online.

Renewals

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee($)

Corporation building contractor licence

712

1711

2952

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

422

1017

1823

Partnership building contractor licence 

540

1301

2414

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

356

862

1493

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence

769

1767

3028

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

480

1075

1899

Partnership building contractor licence  

598

1359

2490

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

415

917

1569

Replacement contractor licence, certificate or owner-builder permit

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Replacement contractor licence, certificate or owner-builder permit

49

49

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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