New Application Fees
New Application Fees, effective from 1 July 2018. Refer to Fees for details.


Electrical industry workers and contractors in the Northern Territory must be adequately trained to ensure that electrical installations are produced safely. Workers must obtain a licence and meet certain requirements before any electrical work is carried out.

The Electrical Workers and Contractors Licensing Board is responsible for issuing electrical licences and consists of members from the electrical industry including government departments, electrical engineering, apprentice training, electrical contracting and electrical workers.

The Board is appointed by the Minister responsible for the Electrical Workers and Contractors Act.

Application lodgement

Licensing/registration applications can be lodged at the Territory Business Centre (TBC) in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek or Alice Springs. TBC staff will accept your form and payment and take photographs if required.

If you wish to speak to a licensing officer please call the number given on the application form.

In addition to lodging in person at a TBC, licensing / registration applications and renewals can be scanned and emailed or sent by mail to GPO Box 9800, Darwin, NT, 0801. Full lodgement details are recorded on application forms.

Looking for a licensed electrician?

View a complete list of currently licensed NT electrical contractors (445.6 kb) here. This list was last updated 10 October 2018.

Need to check licence details?

You can check an individual's licence details (2.2 mb) here. This list was last updated 10 October 2018.

If the name you are looking for does not appear on the list, please contact the Registrar for further information.