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.
|AMR (Automatic Mutual Recognition)||Mutual Recognition|
|Do not intend to relocate||Intend to relocate, or have relocated|
|Do not get a local licence – given automatic deemed registration (ADR)||Get a local licence|
|Simple notification form required||Detailed notification form required|
|Do not pay an application fee||Pay an application fee|
|Licensed activities must be equivalent||Licensed occupations must be equivalent|
|Can only do what your interstate licence says||Can do what your local licence says|
|Must renew and maintain original interstate licence||Can let original interstate licence lapse|
|Available to Australian licence holders||Available to Australian and New Zealand licence holders|
|Must comply with local legislation||Must comply with local legislation|
|Find out more about AMR||Find out more about mutual recognition|
Mutual Recognition and AMR (automatic mutual recognition) are established under parts 3 and 3A of the Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth). ;FAQs are available to answer any additional questions you have after looking at the scheme which applies to you.
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