How do I apply for a Demolition class 1, 2 or 3 licence?

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A licence is required in Western Australia for certain types of demolition works.  Only a licence holder or an employee of a licence holder may carry out this type of work.

Each licence in valid for a period of two years and is endorsed with a number of conditions that relate to the way demolition work is carried out.

Potential applicants should read the ‘Guidelines for applicants for a demolition licence’ prior to applying for a licence. 

The application must include: 

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Statement of recent and relevant experience (you must have a minimum of 3 substantial jobs over the past 5 years in the class in which you’re applying)
  • Signed conditions of the Demolition Licence
  • Proof that the applicant has been trained in safe methods of demolition by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered by the Western Australian Training Accreditation Council (TAC); 
  • Occupational Safety and Health Management Plan – Addressing the following: Management Commitment – Planning – Consultation – Hazard Management - Training

The applicant will be subject to assessment and verification by WorkSafe, to ensure the information, documentation and knowledge meets all necessary criteria based on:

  • Satisfactory statement of experience in demolition work. At least one person must have adequate experience at supervisory level in demolition work. Note: experience that was obtained unlawfully i.e. not under a demolition licence holder, will not be considered; 
  • References which confirm you have the necessary experience, as stated in your Statement of Experience, and which have been subject to verification by WorkSafe;
  • Safety management plan covering the set requirements which have been subject to verification by WorkSafe.
  • Australian Standard AS 2601–2001 The Demolition of Structures
  • The relevant parts of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996;
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
  • Safe working methods relating to demolition work; 
  • Other relevant training/qualifications

The licence holder/competent person must notify WorkSafe when:

A person who wishes to do class 1, class 2 or class 3 demolition work, in a manner that would be in accordance with AS 2601, is to notify the Commissioner at least 5 working days before the work is intended to begin.



Please refer to the WorkSafe Licensing fees page for fees related to your licence.


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