Building contractor registration

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New registration (first time)

Individuals, partnerships and companies that wish to contract with others to provide building work valued over $20,000 must be registered as a 'building contractor' and demonstrate both financial and organisational capacity. Please refer to the Building Services Board’s ‘Management and Supervision Policy’ for details of the financial and organisational requirements. The Building Services Board generally requires an applicant for building contractor registration to demonstrate access to a minimum of $50,000 in liquid funds to meet the financial requirements. Partnerships and companies will also be required to have at least one nominated supervisor who is a registered 'building practitioner'.

Note: A trust cannot obtain registration. The trustee of the trust must apply for registration and all documents and financial information provided must pertain to the trustee only.

To apply for registration as a building contractor, please start by reading the Building contractor application guidelines. Once you understand the application process, download and complete:

  • the relevant application form (either Form 13 or Form 14 or Form 15 below);
  • the Management and Supervision Questionnaire; and
  • the Business Profile Information statement.

The above three documents, together with any required supporting information, form the application package. Submit the application package by lodging it:

In person at:

Customer Service

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Building and Energy
Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street

By post addressed to:

Licensing Services

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892

Fees and payments

Payment of the application and registration fee must accompany the application form. Fees can be paid by post or in person. Acceptable payment methods are cheque, money order, credit card, cash or EFTPOS. Please note that online payment is NOT available.

Time frame for application processing

Most building contractor applications are determined within 14 weeks. You can assist by submitting all of the information required in your application and allow sufficient time for it to be fully assessed.




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