Interstate and New Zealand Applicants

Eligibility under mutual recognition

If you hold a current registration or licence in another Australian state or territory or New Zealand you are also entitled to apply for a tradesperson's or plumbing contractor's licence under the Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2001, or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2007.

To apply for a licence under mutual recognition laws you need to provide a certified copy of your current registration or licence from the state or territory or New Zealand where you are registered or licensed to carry out plumbing work. You must also complete the Tradesperson's licence application – mutual recognition or Plumbing contractor's licence application – mutual recognition.

When the Board has received your completed application and supporting documentation under the Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2001 or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition (Western Australia) Act 2007, you are deemed to hold a licence in Western Australia until a decision about your application has been made.

Further information about mutual recognition can be obtained by contacting the Board's Licensing Officer on (08) 9476 1377.

Licence recognition

Plumbers can now quickly access information on the type of licence they may be eligible to receive, when considering a move to another state or territory. Visit www.licencerecognition.gov.au

Page last updated on: Thursday, 17 April 2014

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