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If you hold one of the exact external licences listed below, you can work within the scope of that licence in Queensland without having to apply for a Queensland electrical work licence.

If you do not hold an exact licence, you will need to lodge a statutory declaration for the relevant licence jurisdiction:

You will also need to lodge the relevant licence application with your statutory declaration.

There is no external equivalent licence to a Queensland electrical contractor licence.

Read Section 41 and Schedule 1 of the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (PDF, 846 KB) (the ES Regulation )for more information on external licence equivalents.

External licence equivalents
New South Wales - Fair Trading New South Wales
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • Contractor licence endorsed 'electrical wiring work (electrician)
    Note: this licence provides an external equivalent to a Queensland Electrical mechanic work licence; it does not provide an external equivalent to a Queensland Electrical Contractor Licence.
  • Qualified supervisor certificate - electrical wiring work (electrician)
Victoria - Energy Safe Victoria
Electrical mechanic (Queensland) Electrician's licence
South Australia - Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • Electrical workers registration - any electrical work
Tasmania - Electricity Standards and Safety
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • Electrical technician's licence
  • Electrician's licence
  • Electrical practitioner's licence
Western Australia - Energy Safety WA
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • 'A' Grade electrical workers licence endorsed 'All electrical work'
  • 'A' Grade electrical workers licence endorsed 'electrical mechanic'
  • 'A' Grade electrical workers licence endorsed 'electrical fitter and mechanic'
  • Electrical workers' licence endorsed 'electrician'
  • Electrician's licence that is not endorsed 'electrical fitter'
Electrical fitter (Queensland)
  • 'A' Grade electrical workers licence endorsed 'electrical fitter'
  • Electrician's licence endorsed 'electrical fitter'
Australian Capital Territory - ACT Planning and Land Authority
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • Unrestricted electrician licence
Northern Territory - Electrical Workers and Contractors Licensing Board
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • Electrical workers licence endorsed 'electrical mechanic'
  • Electrical workers licence endorsed 'electrical fitter and mechanic'
Electrical fitter (Queensland)
  • Electrical workers licence endorsed 'electrical fitter'
New Zealand - Electrical Workers Registration Board, New Zealand
Electrical mechanic (Queensland)
  • Practising licence for 'registered electrician'

Contracting for electrical work in Queensland

You must have an electrical contractor licence if you are providing electrical work for others as a sole trader, in partnership or corporation. Under the provisions of Section 40 of the ES Regulation, Schedule 1, an electrical contractor licence from another jurisdiction is not an external equivalent to a Queensland contractor licence.

This means you must also hold a current Queensland electrical contractor licence to contract for electrical work in Queensland.

Refer to Section 48 of the ES Regulation for more information on eligibility requirements for an electrical contractor licence.

Note: There is no external equivalent licence to a Queensland Electrical Contractor licence.

Last updated
17 November 2014

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