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

Interstate or NZ registration recognised in SA

$461.00

$358.50

Change or upgrade a registration

$123.00

How to register

Register now

Online

  1. Complete the form

    Fill in the registration form

  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

  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

  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 workers' registration needs to be renewed every three years.

You'll need your registration number and credit card to renew online or by phone

Renew now

How to renew

Online

Use the link above to renew online.

You'll need your registration number and credit card.

Phone

You'll need your registration number and 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.

Fees

Renewal fee

$256.00

Digital licences

You can download your licence or registration to an Apple or Android smart phone or tablet using the mySA GOV app. If you currently receive a hard copy licence, it will continue to be issued and it's a good idea to carry these with you until digital licences become widely accepted. For more information visit my.sa.gov.au.

Contact CBS Occupational Licensing

Email: occupational@sa.gov.au

Phone131 882

In person:
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post:
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001


Page last updated 10 September 2018

Provided by:
Attorney-General's Department
URL:
https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/business-and-trade/licensing/building-and-trade/register-as-a-plumber,-gas-fitter-or-electrician
Last Updated:
10/09/18
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