Fee and Licence Relief to Help Keep Economy Ticking

The NSW Government is waiving a range of licence and permit fees for businesses for 12 months.

As part of those fees, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that up to 200,000 licence holders operating in the trades and construction sectors will not have to pay up to $50 million worth of licence fees.

The fees will be waived for 12 months signifying relief to trades and construction workers in Sydney.

For most licences, when you make a new application or need to renew you will not be charged.

The fees will be waived automatically upon application during the 12-month relief period.

Fees will be waived during the 12-month relief period.

The relief period is 12 months from

  • 1 April 2020, or
  • 15 April 2020, or
  • 20 April 2020

NSW Fair Trading

From 15 April:

  • Home building contractor licence
  • Trade or specialist contractor licence
  • Motor vehicle repairer specialist licence

From 20 April:

  • Home Building: Qualified Supervisor Certificates
  • Home Building: Tradesperson Certificates
  • Motor Vehicle Tradesperson Certificates

SafeWork NSW

From 15 April:

  • Asbestos removal licences and asbestos assessor licence
  • Demolition licence
  • High risk work licence

From 20 April:

  • High Risk Work Assessor Accreditation
  • SafeWork Registered Training Organisations (for asbestos, construction and high-risk work training) – new applications only

If you’re a tradesperson or small business who generally pays for licences, we recommend you review The Department of Fair Trading notice for more information.