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Note: The processing fee shown in the tables below is not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.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

708

1325

2315

306

Trade or specialist contractor licence

323

643

989

156

Building qualified supervisor certificate

146

257

439

91

Trade or specialist work qualified supervisor certificate

138

233

402

91

Tradesperson certificate

114

153

264

95

Owner-builder permit

187

 

72

Corporation or partnership licences

Grant a licence Corporation

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

1412

2260

3948

Trade or specialist contractor licence

514

1085

1902

Grant a licence Partnership

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

1177

1805

3034

Trade or specialist contractor licence

448

928

1575

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Note: The fees shown below are not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.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

306

Trade or specialist contractor licence

306

Building qualified supervisor certificate 

91

Trade or specialist qualified work supervisor certificate

91

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Building contractor licence

156

Trade or specialist contractor licence

156

Building supervisor certificate 

91

Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate

91

Tradesperson certificate 

91

Corporation or partnership licences

Adding a building category

Fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence

306

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

778

Partnership building contractor licence

306

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

713

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence

167

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

167

Partnership building contractor licence

167

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

167

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

475

1139

1983

Trade or specialist contractor licence

239

573

986

Building qualified supervisor certificate 

26

53

91

Trade or specialist work qualified supervisor certificate

26

53

91

Tradesperson certificate 

26

53

91

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Building contractor licence

529

1195

2130

Trade or specialist contractor licence

294

629

1112

Building supervisor certificate 

32

60

97

Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate

32

60

97

Tradesperson certificate 

32

60

97

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

706

1695

2925

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

419

1008

1807

Partnership building contractor licence 

536

1289

2181

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

353

854

1480

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

5 year fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence

762

1751

3000

Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence

476

1065

1882

Partnership building contractor licence  

593

1346

2467

Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence

411

908

1555

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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