Building and trade

Register as a plumber, gas fitter or electrician

Tradespeople who perform plumbing, gas fitting or electrical (PGE) work must be registered with Consumer and Business Services (CBS).

PGE tradespeople that will be running a business will need a separate contractor’s licence.

Apply for a PGE contractor’s licence
Apply for a building work contractor’s licence

Who can register as a worker

Plumbers and gas fitters

Qualified plumbers can register if they:

  • work on water or sanitary plumbing, and drainage
  • install or test backflow prevention devices

Qualified gas fitters register if they work on gas pipes or equipment, which are downstream of:

  • the licensed gas supplier’s meter
  • a gas storage tank or cylinder.

Plumbing and gas fitting qualifications

Electricians

Your electrical qualifications will determine the type of work that will be included on your registration

Electrical qualifications – through a trade apprenticeship or Certificate lll

National Restricted Electrical Licence (NREL) qualifications – connect and disconnect commercial or industrial equipment, which is fixed wired.

Apprentices

You must be registered as a restricted worker if you are an apprentice. Regulation Contract Management will email separate instructions to you about how to register – no fee applies.

Fees

New registration – PGE or NREL

$451

Change or upgrade a registration

$120

How to register

Online

  1. Complete the form

    Fill in the registration form

    Register now

  2. Print and sign

    Print and sign the completed form

  3. Scan and upload

    Scan and upload the signed form along with your supporting evidence

  4. Payment
    You can pay by credit card using the CBS secure service on the registration form.

In person

  1. Complete the form

    Fill in the registration form

    Register now

  2. Print and sign

    Print and sign the completed form

  3. Scan and upload

    Scan and upload the signed form along with your supporting evidence

  4. Lodge the form

    Take your registration to CBS Customer Service Centre or to a Service SA regional office along with your supporting evidence and payment.

Post

  1. Complete the form

    Fill in the registration form

    Register now

  2. Print and sign

    Print and sign the completed form

  3. Scan and upload
  4. Scan and upload the signed form along with your supporting evidence

  5. Lodge the form

    Consumer and Business Services
    GPO Box 1719

    Adelaide 5001

    Post your registration form, supporting evidence and payment to:

Phone

If you aren’t able to apply online, by post or in person call 131 882 to discuss your options with CBS staff.

Renew your registration

Your registration needs to be renewed every three years.

Fees

Renewal fee

$250

How to renew

Online

Make sure you have your registration number ready to renew online. You can pay by credit card using our secure service.

Renew online

Phone

Make sure you have your registration number ready when you call. You can pay by credit card.

Phone 1300 668 531

Post

Make cheque or money orders payable to the Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and attach to the front page of your renewal.

Consumer and Business Services|
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide 5001

In person

Renew and pay for your licence at:

CBS Customer Service Centre
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Or a regional office of Service SA.

Contact CBS Occupational Licensing

Email

Phone

131 882

In person

91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post

GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001


Page last updated 31 July 2017

Provided by:
Attorney-General's Department
URL:
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Last Updated:
31/07/17
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