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Interstate and New Zealand electrical work licence holders

If you hold a current interstate or New Zealand electrical work licence you can apply for a Queensland licence in accordance with the mutual recognition principles under the Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 1992 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Queensland) Act 2003.

You will need to submit a Form 16 - Application for electrical work licence (mutual recognition)(PDF, 139.2 KB). An application fee applies.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • your current contact details
  • your current interstate or New Zealand licence details
  • details of any conditions or restrictions imposed on your licence
  • details of any disciplinary actions taken against your licence.

You will also need to provide copies of identity documents as per Table 1 on the application form.

You are not required to provide evidence of current resuscitation (CPR) or pole-top/transmission tower rescue for the purpose of this application. However, s28 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 requires all persons performing or helping to perform electrical work in Queensland to be competent in rescue and resuscitation training.

You must submit a full and complete application. Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in delays in obtaining your licence or may be considered withdrawn. Some of your application fee may be retained to offset administrative costs.

You can lodge your application by email or mail. Lodgement details are provided on the application form.

Further information

For more information call 1300 632 993 or download the Electrical licensing eligibility guide (PDF, 543.5 KB).

Last updated
10 March 2020

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