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Note: The processing fee shown in the tables below is not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.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 6941299300
Trade or specialist contractor licence 316631 153
Building supervisor certificate Not available252 89
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate Not available229 89
Tradesperson certificate Not available150 93
Owner-builder permit 18370

Corporation or partnership licences

Corporation

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 13842216 763
Trade or specialist contractor licence 5031064 163

Partnership

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 11541769 699
Trade or specialist contractor licence 439910 163

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Note: The fees shown below are not refundable if the application is refused or withdrawn.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 300
Trade or specialist contractor licence 300
Building supervisor certificate  89
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate 89

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Building contractor licence 163
Trade or specialist contractor licence 163
Building supervisor certificate  89
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate 89
Tradesperson certificate  89

Corporation or partnership licences

Adding a building category

Fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 300
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 763
Partnership building contractor licence 300
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 699

Adding a trade or specialist category

Fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 163
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 163
Partnership building contractor licence 163
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 163

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 4651117 52
Trade or specialist contractor licence 235562 52
Building supervisor certificate  Not available52 52
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate Not available52 52
Tradesperson certificate  Not available52 52

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Building contractor licence 5191172 52
Trade or specialist contractor licence 289616 52
Building supervisor certificate  Not available52 52
Trade or specialist work supervisor certificate Not available52 52
Tradesperson certificate  Not available52 52

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 691166170
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 41098870
Partnership building contractor licence  525126370
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 34683770

Restoration

1 year fee ($)

3 year fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Corporation building contractor licence 7471717 144
Corporation trade or specialist contractor licence 4661044 144
Partnership building contractor licence   5811320 144
Partnership trade or specialist contractor licence 403890 144

Replacement contractor licence, certificate or owner-builder permit

 

Fee ($)

Processing fee ($)

Replacement contractor licence, certificate or owner-builder permit 48 48

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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