Building contractor registration (first time)

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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.

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'.

It is important to note that a trust cannot obtain registration. The trustee of the trust must apply for registration however all documents and financial information provided must pertain to the trustee only.

How do I apply?

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

When you have completed the application form, the management and supervision questionnaire, and business profile information statement, submit them and any supporting documents to Licensing Services with the applicable fees. Your application can be submitted online, by post or in person.

Application forms

Changes to application forms

All building service provider initial application forms have been revised and are available below.  Older versions of these forms can no longer be accepted when submitting online.  Any applications received online that include a form with payment details will be deleted.

Individual

Application form

Download the PDF application form, business profile and questionnaire:

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

Partnership

Application form

Download the PDF application forms, business profile and questionnaire:

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

Company/body corporate

Application form

Download the PDF application form, business profile and questionnaire:

How to submit your application

Online:

Submit your application onlineClick here to submit and pay for your application online

By post or in person:

If you are submitting your application by post (or in person) and are making payment by credit card, you must complete the Application payment form and attach it to your application.

Applications received without payment will not be accepted.

Still unsure which form to use?

If you are unsure of which form to use or about any of the information above, contact Licensing Services on 1300 489 099 or email be.info@dmirs.wa.gov.au.

Automatic mutual recognition and Mutual recognition

If you are registered or licensed as a builder elsewhere in Australia or New Zealand, and want to carry out building work in Western Australia, you can find out more information about having your licence recognised in WA.

 

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