Victorian Government to release list of trades prioritised for registration and licensing in October

The Victorian Government is moving to register and license trades who perform building work.

In October, the Government will release a list of building trades prioritised for registration and licensing, following consideration of feedback received during the first public consultation on the Trades Registration framework. Other areas of building work will be considered in later stages.

New regulations will specify what building work can be carried out by a registered trade contractor or subcontractor, or licensed employee. The regulations will also specify who will need to be registered and licensed, and the requirements for registration and licensing.

The regulations aim to deliver:

  • greater individual accountability for non-compliant building work
  • confidence that tradespersons have adequate qualifications, skills and experience
  • incentives to improve individual skills and training in the building industry (including completion of apprenticeships); and
  • a reduction in the incidence of non-compliant building work.

For more information, visit the Engage Victoria website or email the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning at