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Electrical licences

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Classes of licences

Information on electrical mechanic, electrical linesperson, electrical fitter, electrical jointer, electrical work training permit and restricted electrical work licences.

Apply for or renew electrical worker licences

Electrical work licence (permit holders), electrical work licence (for an apprentice), electrical work licence (other than apprentice), restricted work licence/permit (other than apprentice), applying for an additional electrical work training permit.

Electrical contractor licences

Eligibility requirements, how to apply, insurance requirements for an electrical contractor.

Electrical licence holder search

Check the licence status of electrical contractors and electrical workers.

Change your licence details, replacement or additional cards

Information on how to change details on your licence, and how to get replacement or additional cards.

Interstate, overseas and defence force applicants

Find out what you need to do electrical work in Queensland if you have licences and training from interstate, overseas or from the Australian Defence Forces.

Issuing certificates of compliance

Information on certificates of testing, compliance and safety (also known as 'certificate of test').

Disciplinary action against electrical licence holders

The grounds for disciplinary action, what steps may be taken by the Electrical Licensing Committee and important information for electrical contractors.

Appealing a licensing decision

You are allowed to seek a review of the decision or appeal if you are refused an electrical licence or have conditions or restrictions are placed on your licence.

Last updated
12 September 2019

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Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

Whether you are a homeowner or a tradie, there is one simple thing you can do to make it safer before you go up into the ceiling space – turn off all the main power switches at the switchboard.


Electrical safety in ceiling spaces

The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough.

Regardless of whether you own or rent, you should consider having safety switches installed on all circuits.


Safety switch campain - The risk is real. One safety switch may not be enough.