This information is provided to determine the qualification requirements for obtaining a building contractor’s licence in Victoria.

There are currently 2 types (as applicable in other States) of building licences available in Victoria.

Domestic Builder Unlimited (DB-U)

Domestic builders registered in the DB-U class may personally carry out, manage or arrange for subcontractors to carry out all components of domestic building work. They may also examine clients’ plans, tender for projects, submit plans to building surveyors for approval and organise inspections of building work.

Domestic builders registered in the DB-U class cannot conduct a total demolition of an existing building.

For construction projects to be completed on time and within budget, they also need logistic, negotiation, supervisory and business management skills.

Victorian Licensing – Domestic Builder Unlimited – NSW and ACT University List
Victorian Licensing – Domestic Builder Unlimited – QLD University List
Victorian Licensing – Domestic Builder Unlimited – SA and NT University List
Victorian Licensing – Domestic Builder Unlimited – VIC and TAS University List
Victorian Licensing – Domestic Builder Unlimited – WA University List

Commercial Builder Unlimited (CB-U)

Commercial Builders registered in the CB-U class are responsible for the construction of shops, offices, factories and other buildings. They also examine clients’ plans/documents, tender for projects, submit planso a building surveyor for approval and organise inspections of building work.

Builders need excellent logistic, negotiation and supervision skills to ensure their construction projects are completed on time and on budget.

Victorian Licensing – Commercial Builder Unlimited – NSW and ACT University List
Victorian Licensing – Commercial Builder Unlimited – QLD University List
Victorian Licensing – Commercial Builder Unlimited – SA and NT University List
Victorian Licensing – Commercial Builder Unlimited – VIC and TAS University List
Victorian Licensing – Commercial Builder Unlimited – WA University List

In the case of each of the above 3 years relevant supervisory experience is also required – to evidence this, please refer to the AIB’s Log Book available on line.