State by state guide to Licensing

The State by State guide to Builder licencing requirements is complimented by the information in licence classes on this website. For further information, go to the relevant State licencing page.

What is ABLIS?

The Australian Business Licencing Service (ABLIS) helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet the requirements for operating your business activity in a Council area, per region and State.

It is advisable to do the ‘Guided Search’ by inputing your ‘business activity type’ (it will bring up a list of options, so be clear on your business activity to choose the right option) ‘Suburb’ which brings up the Local council area. From there you answer questions in relation to what you might need for your business. On completion of the questionaire, a list of results will appear based on the answers to your questions, which are ‘Yes, No’ questions. It gives you a full picture of what your business requires to be compliant.

This type of service is particularly useful if you are thinking of moving States and not sure what you need to have in order to operate in that State.