According to the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Regulations, which takes effect 1st July 2021, a transition pathway has been supplied for Class 2 building designer registration where an applicant may not hold the requisite qualifications. This pathway will be available until the 30th June 2022.

The building designer must adhere to the knowledge and skills requirements for this class of registration and must complete a competency assessment. The applicant must have accrued a decade, or equal part time, practical experience in the past 15 years, including at least 2 years Australian experience. This practical experience must be related to this class of registration involving a class 2, 3, 9a or 9c building.

DBP Info and Quick Links:

The Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act and Regulations impose a good number of new obligations on design practitioners. To guarantee that our members comprehend the requirements and the implications these involve, we encourage all designers practicing in NSW to make themselves familiar with the information and resources curated here.



NSW Course – The value of Australian Standards

NSW Course – Navigating the Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) legislation

Becoming Registered to Work on Class 2 Buildings – Design and Building Practitioners

Becoming Registered to Work on Class 2 Buildings – Professional Engineers

New obligations – designs and declarations

Design and Building Practitioners Scheme

Maintaining Registration – Design and Building Practitioners

Eligibility Criteria for Design and Building Practitioners

Roles and Registration Classes

Declaration and Lodgement Process

Registration Fees

Forms and Templates

Office of the Building Commissioner Video Explainer

Office of the Building Commissioner Powerpoint Presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Designers and Building Practitioners Act.

Designers and Building Practitioners Regulation

Office of the Building Commissioner

Construct New South Wales

NSW Planning Portal

NCC Questionnaire