Welcome to the Consumer and Business Services (CBS) occupational licensing system. Information relevant to plumbers, gas fitters and electrician has been collated on this welcome page to help you with any questions may have. The CBS licensing and registration team are available if you need further assistance.
Managing my licence
To maintain your licence you need to lodge an annual or periodic renewal and inform CBS of relevant changes and events. This is useful if you want to change or upgrade your licence conditions or change from an individual to a company licence. Many applications can be completed online.
Contact us: CBS licensing and registration via email email@example.com or phone 131 882.
Working in the plumbing, gas fitting and electrical industry
Relevant forms and fact sheets helpful for workers in the plumbing, gas fitting and electrical industry are available below.
General and business advice
As a new licensee, you may be considering starting your own business. Understanding your rights and responsibilities as a business owner can potentially avoid disputes with your customers and suppliers.
Security of Payment – Building and construction industry
Office of the Small Business Commissioner – advice and dispute resolution for business to business transactions
Finding information specific to your industry can be found in various places. Some of those resources have been collated and are listed below.
Find a licence holder (CBS licensing public register)
CBS news & updates – subscribe and view CBS quarterly newsletter (CBS Connect) and other news
Publications to view or download:
- Raising the roof: a guide to roof truss safety (PDF 1.6MB)
- Guide for solar panel installers (PDF 36 KB)
- Small business self assessment checklist (PDF 1.8 MB)
- Guides to the Australian Consumer Law (for business)
- Building Work Contractors Act 1995
- Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995
- Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Regulations 2010