Reminder to builders contracting with painters

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In the same way that builders are required to a have a building contractor registration to contract directly with others, painters must also meet this obligation.

Individuals, partnerships and companies that contract with others to provide painting services valued over $1,000 must be registered as a painting contractor and will have demonstrated a financial and organisational capacity. Partnerships and companies are required to have at least one nominated supervisor who is a registered painting practitioner.

The Building Commission reminds builders who contract with painters that they must ensure they are dealing with a registered painting contractor. A registered builder cannot contract directly with a painting practitioner.

You can check that a painter holds the correct registration by visiting the Building Commission website at

Building Commission
Department News
17 Mar 2016

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