Building Act

The Building Act 1975 governs all building work in Queensland. The Building Act empowers the regulation of certain aspects of buildings and structures and includes the administrative terms necessary to give effect to the laws.

Approved forms for the Building Act

Approved forms are a mandatory requirement for various administrative and construction issues when performing building work in Queensland. The Department of Local Government and Planning provides a suite of standard forms that comply with legislative requirements for building work.

Download the approved building forms from the Department of Local Government and Planning website.

For assistance with the forms, members should contact Master Builders.

Regulations

Download regulations currently in force related to the Queensland Building Act:

Codes

The Building Act requires that buildings be constructed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia and, where Queensland-specific provisions are necessary, the Queensland Development Code.

Read more about the Building Code of Australia.

Visit the Department of Local Government and Planning website to find out more about the Queensland Development Code.

Building Codes Queensland

Building codes Queensland is in the Department of Housing and Public Works and oversees both the Building Act and the Building Act and the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002.

Visit the Department of Housing and Public Works for more information.