Domestic building work is work associated with the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home. There are 30 classes of domestic building work.
Domestic builder (unlimited)
People registered in the class of Domestic builder (unlimited) are responsible for carrying out, or managing or arranging the carrying out of all components of domestic building work for the construction, renovation, improvement or maintenance of a home. Homes are class 1, 2 and 4 buildings, and associated class 10 buildings (see Building classes).
Limited classes of domestic building work
A person registered in a limited domestic builder class may be limited to carrying out, or managing or arranging the carrying out of certain types of domestic building work, such as being limited to carpentry work or glazing work.
For a complete list of the limited domestic builder classes, see the Experience statements and Technical referee reports section below.
Do you have the skills, knowledge and experience to apply for registration as a building practitioner in Domestic building work? To learn more, read our guide to registration: What is Domestic building work?
The qualification and experience requirements for registration are specific to the class and/or component of domestic building work you are seeking to be registered in. Specific information can be found in the relevant Experience statements below.
Start your application
Save and complete the following relevant forms on your computer (do not handwrite; it will take longer to process). The application form includes a checklist on the front page to help you with the process.
- Domestic Builder Registration Application Form (unlimited) (PDF, 10153.2 KB) and Technical Referee Report (PDF, 2255.21 KB)
- Domestic Builder Registration Application Form (limited) (PDF, 2194.7 KB)
If you are in a partnership
Each partner of the partnership applying for registration must complete a separate Partner's Declaration (PDF, 304.76 KB).
Experience statements and Technical referee reports
You must complete and submit both an Experience statement and a Technical referee report for every class you seek to be registered in.
If you intend to carry out only one of the following components of work under one domestic building contract, you do not need to be registered. If you will be carrying out two or more of these components, registration is required.