Trade contractor

As a trade contractor in Queensland, Master Builders membership is the key to your success in the building and construction industry. With nine offices throughout Queensland, our regional footprint is unmatched by any other industry organisation. Master Builders can help you wherever you are working.

Nearly 4,000 trade contractors across Queensland invest in Master Builders membership to positively influence outcomes on industry issues, receive unlimited professional advice and assistance with dispute resolution, and save time and money with substantial member discounts and benefits.

At just $737 per year for residential trade contractors and $1,212 per year for commercial trade contractors, Master Builders membership is an investment in your business that will pay off many times over. Become a member today!  

Shape government policies, programs & legislation

With more than 8,000 members, Master Builders is a major force within the industry and is in a strong position to influence decisions and help shape government policies, programs and legislation. We work hard to protect and advance the interests of trade contractors in Queensland through active lobbying to all levels of government and strong representation on industry bodies.

We regard our membership with Master Builders as paramount and integral to our business operations. This relationship gives us direct access to the voice of the construction industry in Queensland. We see our membership as a form of business insurance, which is necessary to the success of our business and the industry in general. Ingo Zinnermann, Managing Director, I&H Contract Fixing

Receive advice & support

As a trade contractor, it is important to know your obligations, to understand your labour costs and be provided with all the options available to you. You need to know where you stand in regards to union demands, right of entry, the National Code, WorkCover claims and unfair dismissals.

As a Master Builders member you have access to this information and advice at no extra cost. Our experienced team of experts can save you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars with advice and up-to-date information on building and planning, legal and contractual matters, employment and wages, and workplace health and safety. We also provide a dispute resolution service and representation before tribunals and government committees.

Comply with legal & contractual obligations

Master Builders has over 130 years' experience helping trade contractors to comply with their legal and contractual obligations, and employment and work health and safety requirements.

We provide information and advice to members about employment and wages, WorkCover requirements or dispute resolution, at no extra cost. We can also help you draft, negotiate and file an enterprise agreement, and give advice or representation to Fair Work Australia on unfair dismissals, dispute resolution and more.

Information about issues that affect your business

With regular updates on changes to building codes, laws and regulations, Master Builders keeps members informed. As a trade contractor member, you will be kept up-to-date about issues that affect your business via the member-only Master Builder magazine; regular, tailored email alerts; and member events.

I have always found Master Builders to be very helpful and eager to take on any request I have. They always reply promptly and are happy to help in any way they can. I have referred them to a number of my carpentry friends too. Master Builders is a valuable resource to have. Robert Everett, housing subcontractor

Save time & money

With more than 130 years' experience in the industry, we have the know-how to help you save time and money. We help trade contractors operate more professional businesses through a range of practical training courses developed specifically for the building and construction industry. As a member, trade contractors receive a significantly reduced member rate on Master Builders training courses and licensing services.

We have also negotiated a great range of member discounts including an exclusive Caltex fuel card deal and member-only pricing on a range of Telstra phones and internet.

Strength through association

In a recent survey, over 85% of consumers recognised the Master Builders brand. As a member, you can use Master Builders logo on your promotional material, including business cards, letterhead, signage and advertising. Aligning your business with Master Builders strong brand will set you apart from the rest. Members also have the opportunity to promote their business for free via our Find a Master Builder service, which receives more than 1,000 hits per month.


Master Builders offers a wide range of insurance products, at competitive prices, tailored to the diverse needs of the building and construction industry, including construction works, public and products liability, and other general insurance. If you need to make a claim, we’re there with you, to help you obtain a fast and fair settlement.