CHANGES TO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DOMESTIC BUILDING WORK UNDER $10,000
From 1 August 2017, domestic builders, or draftspersons engaged in domestic building work, are only required to be registered as a building practitioner if the cost of the domestic building work is $10 000 or more. Prior to 1 August 2017, domestic builders and draftspersons were exempt from registration requirements for work costing less than $5,000.
The changes to registration requirements are set out in the Building Amendment Regulations 2017, which amends section 1810 and 1813 of the Building Interim Regulations 2017.
These changes do not apply to a builder who is engaged in the re-blocking, restumping, demolition or removal of a home, or any work that requires a building permit, where a registered builder is required to carry-out the work, regardless of cost.