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Under the new Building Services (Registration) Act 2011, a painter is required to be registered to carry out painting work valued over $1,000.  New legislation has introduced two new categories of registration.



Mutual Recognition Applications

An applicant under the Mutual Recognition (Western Australian) Act 2010 is entitled to an equivalent occupation in WA as a Painting Practitioner only.  This type of application is determined within one month.

If you want to contract for painting work with others, you have the option to make separate application for a contractor’s registration under section 18 of the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011. 

If your practitioner’s registration has conditions on the scope of work you are permitted to carry out, this will be reflected on your contractor’s registration.

As the Board must approve all conditional registrations, once your application is processed, it will be submitted to the ensuing monthly Board meeting scheduled.