The construction and trade essentials section provides information on the responsibilities of operating as a builder or tradesperson in the NSW building industry. The following pages provide information on licences, contracts, dispute resolution, payments and a list of helpful contacts.
Go to business essentials on our website for information about running a building or trade business, including business names, marketing and selling.
Go to the building certification pages for information on certification.
Licence holder overview
Information about your responsibilities as a licensed tradesperson.
Dealing with customers
Guide to how to deal with your customers in the best way.
Guide to home building contracts
Information about the standard home building contracts.
Resolving a dispute
How to go about resolving a building dispute.
Security of payment
Information about security of payment for sub contractors.
Consumer building guide
Information about the Consumer Building Guide that you must give to customers for projects over $5,000.
Information on bans and safety notices for building products.
Plumbers and drainers
Information for plumbers and drainers about safety, inspections and the plumbing code.
Specific safety and compliance information for electricians.
Safety and compliance information for gasfitters.
Medical gas installers and testers
Medical gas work certificate of compliance
Green energy installers
Information for installers of different forms of green energy options.
Motor vehicle tradespeople
Information for motor repairers, including autogas, minor repairs and classes of repair work.
Information on the requirements and responsibilities of building developers.
Building industry links and contacts
A list of contacts of authorities and building industry bodies.