Under NSW Fair Trading’s licensing laws, a licence or certificate expires if it is not renewed on time.
The holder then has a uniform 3 months from the date of expiry in which they can have the licence or certificate restored. Restoration means that the licence or certificate is reinstated on the licence register and re-issued to the holder with the same licence/certificate number.
Fair Trading recognises that it is sometimes not possible to renew a licence or certificate before it expires. This can happen, for example, if the holder is overseas at the time or can just be the result of an oversight.
The ability to apply for restoration saves applicants the additional cost of applying for a new licence or certificate and avoids the need to alter advertising and signage to show a new licence or certificate number.
Applications to restore a licence or certificate beyond the uniform 3 month period will be considered on a case by case basis.
Go to the various fee pages to view restoration fees for eligible licences and certificates.