Licence Equivalence Search

A licence equivalence search can be performed for some occupations. However, as the licence equivalence information is currently under review, we suggest you use the information as a guide.

If you believe you are eligible for an equivalent licence, you must lodge an application with the new jurisdiction to confirm your licence outcome. The relevant licensing authority will determine your licence outcome, which may include additional conditions. You will also be required to pay any relevant fees.

Contact information for state and territory licensing authorities is provided at the completion of a licence search and is also available on the Licensing Contacts page.

Note: A licence search is not available for occupations that have not been the subject of a ministerial declaration, including professional occupations. If your occupation or licence type is not listed, or you are unable to find an equivalent licence, you are still entitled to have your licence considered under mutual recognition. Please contact the licensing authority in the state or territory in which you want to work for advice on how to progress a mutual recognition application.

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Step 1:
Select the state or territory in which the licence was issued:
Step 2:
Select Occupation:
Step 3:
Select Licence currently held:
Step 4:
Select the state or territory in which you want to find the equivalent licence: