Energy Policy WA provides advice and analysis on all aspects of energy policy in Western Australia. We assist the Minister for Energy and broader government to make well-informed decisions on our state's energy future, for the benefit of energy consumers.

Energy Policy WA

Energy Policy WA

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What is AMR?

AMR or automatic mutual recognition (AMR) allows individuals licensed or registered for an occupation in one Australian State or Territory to work in another State or Territory using their substantive (home State) licence.


For the purposes of the information provided below, mutual recognition refers to the ability of a person who is registered in connection with an occupation in a state, territory or New Zealand to carry on an equivalent occupation in Western Australia, subject to the provisions of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) or the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (Cth).


Licensed tradespeople and professionals can work in their occupation in other states and territories in Australia.

AMR allows you to temporarily work in another state or territory using your original home licence.

Mutual recognition allows you to use your current licence to get a new licence when you move interstate.

The table below compares the two schemes to help you decide which option suits you.


If you have a current substantive registration in an Australian State or Territory covered by the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth), you are eligible for automatic deemed registration (ADR) in Western Australia (WA), providing:

  • your substantive, home State licence was issued in a participating State. This is currently all Australian States and Territories except Queensland;
  • the activity covered by your occupation is also licensed in WA; and
  • your occupation is not exempt from AMR in WA.

You are not eligible for ADR if:


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