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Painting Licence Western Australia

Any painter who wishes to do any painting work valued over $1,000, must be registered or licenced.
WA categorises painters into one of two categories:

  • Contractor Registration means that the licence may provide painting services.
  • Practitioner Registration is issued to the registered painting contractor or nominated supervisor.

The Building Services Board, a division of Western Australia’s Department of Commerce, regulates both licences.


Individuals wishing to obtain a painting contractors licence in Western Australia must have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • CPC30620 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating plus the following units:
  • BSBSMB401 Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements for Small Business and
  • CPCCBCC4004A Identify and Produce Estimated Costs for Building and Construction Projects
  • or equivalent qualifications
  • 52202 Course in Painters’ Registration or equivalent qualifications
  • 5+ years paint work experience with RPL recognition which deems it equivalent to the above qualifications.

How to Apply

The Building Commission website contains the application form as well as checklists and information about the applicable fees.
Applications, along with the fees and supporting documents may be lodged at the Building Commission office in Cannington, WA, or by mail.
If your application is rejected, your registration fee will be refunded.

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