Validating Building and Tradespeople Contractor Licenses

December 13 2016   11 AM  


ConX has been working on a beta program with the NSW government, integrating our system with api.nsw to validate contractor licenses on the platform in real time.

This feature is now live and all contractor licenses will be displayed on member profiles as “Active” “Expired” "Surrendered" or “Cancelled”.

This transparency will reduce risk and and speed up the process of hiring your next tradie or choosing your next job. Build a free profile on ConX to check out how it works.

About licensing:

Builders and tradespeople in NSW are required to be licensed to conduct building work. These range from residential constructions, alterations, repairs and renovations to more specialist work.

You must have a contractor licence to contract, subcontract or advertise to do:

  1. residential building work where the total cost of labour and materials is more than $5,000
  2. electrical wiring work
  3. plumbing, draining and gas fitting work
  4. air conditioning and refrigeration work (except plug-in appliances).

By law, your licence number must be shown on all advertising, stationery and signage.

The following classes of contractor licences are issued to Individuals and Company / Partnerships:

1) Building

  • Builder
  • Erection of Pre-fabricated metal-framed home additions and structures
  • Kitchen Bathroom Laundry Renovator
  • Structural Landscaping
  • Swimming Pool Builder

2) Trade

  • Advanced LP Gasfitter
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Decorator
  • Disconnect / Reconnect Fixed Electrical Equipment
  • Drainer
  • Dry Plasterer
  • Electrician
  • Excavator
  • Fencer
  • Gasfitter
  • General
  • Concretor
  • Glazier
  • Joiner
  • LP Gasfitter
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Minor Maintenance/Cleaning
  • Minor Trade Work
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Plumber And Roof Plumber
  • Refrigeration
  • Roof Plumber
  • Roof Slater
  • Roof Tiler
  • Stonemason
  • Swimming Pool Repairs and Service
  • Underpinning and Piering
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Water Plumber
  • Waterproofing Technician
  • Wet Plasterer