Painting contractor registration

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Our offices will close from Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019. For urgent assistance during that period you can contact us.

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New registrations (first time)

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

If you require advice on completing your application for painter’s registration please contact the Building Commission on 1300 48 90 99 or email

New contractor application forms are now available. Please complete and return the application form published on this webpage.

As of 1 September 2016 previous versions of the contractor forms cannot be accepted.

Time frame for application processing

Most painting contractor applications are determined within six weeks. Please assist by submitting all the information required in your application and allow sufficient time for it to be fully assessed.



Form 24 – Painting contractor individual, initial application 


Form 25 – Painting contractor partnership, initial application 

Company/body corporate

Form 26 – Painting contractor company, initial application 

Obligations of registered painting contractors

Information on your responsibilities

Click here to download the document

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